Prayer Please

Greetings! I'm writing to you live from the lovely Methodist Hospital Infusion Therapy Center.

My Rituxan infusion is going smoothly - no reactions. I feel good today - just a bit sleepy.

The results of today's blood draw were a bit concerning and I ask for your prayers.
My platelet count is about the same, but my hemoglobin dropped pretty significantly which means there is some kind of internal bleeding happening. The job of the platelets is to clot the blood so even a small bleeding situation can become a larger one.

The doctor has ordered an IVIG infusion for tomorrow at 7am. It should last for at least 2 weeks.

Three infusions (platelets, Rituxan, and IVIG) in 4 days is a bit much. I'm feeling a wee bit overwhelmed. I really wanted a normal day off tomorrow to sleep in, read books, and think about non-blood related topics. But - such is life.

If you are interested in prayer - please pray for this hemoglobin/possible internal bleeding situation. I can handle low platelets. I can handle bruises. I can handle pokes and prods. But the idea of having an internal hemorrhage freaks me out.

Much love from the land of needles and free cookies,

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry Emily. =( Know that I'm praying for you and your blood! MUCH LOVES!!