Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that Julia is now home. She tested positive for Influenza A and it really wiped her out. Many people were surprised that I was thrilled when the swab was positive for Influenza but in the Oncology world every positive culture you get or every source you find for illness stops all the thoughts of disease relapse. Although she has not recovered totally she is feeling much better. She is still more tired than usual and has lost over 2kg in the last couple weeks. She was at the hospital today for clinic and bloodwork and the results were better. She is slowly having count recovery and all her electrolytes are back in normal range.
While Julia was admitted she was taken off the experimental drug and unfortunately her EBV numbers sky rocketed. She is now back on the drug and hopefully we will see the numbers come down. She is scheduled for her CT scan on April 27th and we are all crossing our fingers for good results. For now we continue to monitor the EBV very closely.

I want to thank everyone for your support while we were in hospital and calming me down as I was in pure panic mode. I will keep you all posted on the results of her scan.