Day +4 (Morning)
Lorelei's WBC was 0.2 last night and hemoglobin was low enough to justify another blood transfusion. She's getting close to the bottom where we hope she'll be only briefly before her new bone marrow begins to engraft.
We're very thankful she's not had any infections and has not had to deal with fever as many others do. We hope it stays that way!
Words cannot adequately describe how badly she wants to get out of here. She's as miserable as any isolated social 18 year old can be. But she's not complaining.
She's not eating much. (No appetite plus it hurts to eat--throat numbing wash is not attractive to her--she'd rather not eat.) So she deals with the staff "yelling at her" to eat. I wonder if she may not actually enjoy a little passive aggression in this. Heck, she has absolutely no control over anything else in her life. I totally understand.
On a positive note for her, she enjoyed a little Twitter fame last night with her witty tweet about James Harden's trade. Her tweet trended for a while and was retweeted over 300 times in just a short while. At least she has her Thunder family to keep her mind occupied with non-cancer stuff. She's ready to be well and help Scotty Brooks groom Kmart and Jamb into the teammates we need.
Thanks for continuing to encourage Lorelei. It's hard for me to be what she needs all the time. (I fail miserably most of the time.) But we really see God's love expressed through your notes of encouragement. She may not respond but she reads them all.
Posted on Sun, October 28, 2012
by Andrea Decker