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Friday, July 10, 2009

New AT (After Treatment) Haircut

Well here it is Day 24 at Arlington Memorial Hospital plus 2 days in Vasser Bros. Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York. What was supposed to be a summer spent hiking on the Appalachian Trail with a new view everyday, we are stuck here with a great sweeping view of the hospital roof! Instead of the twinkling of stars at night its the faint glow of the IV machine and instead of moonlight its the glaring sickly light of hospital flourescents. But on the bright side Sheila is doing great, feels great and so far no bad news from the doctors. We just have to wait on the results of the last bone marrow biopsy to see if more chemo is required right away. The open wound on her arm has healed up a little or more accurately it has dried up because it cannot properly heal until she has white blood cells in her blood. Her white count was .6 today and it was .5 yesterday so it is VERY slowly going in the right direction. Another round of chemo right away would wipe that small gain right out though. We just have to play the waiting game until Monday or Tuesday.

P.S. We just had to revise this post to include this picture of Sheila with her new haircut AND the FANTASTIC card sent by my sister Sue and her family! It was the biggest laugh we have had since in the hospital!! Thanks Sue!!

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