Today Jemma had an appointment to have her kidney function checked. Again the powerful drugs they plan to begin next week can cause harm to the kidneys. Therefore, the doctors want to check her kidney function before the medications begin. Since the kidney test was in another building on the hospital campus she was transported by ambulance.
We ate a delicious home-made pot pie.
Our two meals provided by the hospital were divided up among the five of us.
My husband and I made a salad.
Then we had a surprise. While my husband and I were putting together the food, a friend of another family in the ward was preparing a traditional German schnitzel. We watched and asked questions as she pounded the meat, breaded it with egg and flour then fried it in oil. She gave us a big plate of her schnitzel with noodles and sauce. It was also delicious, and now I have a pretty good idea of how to make schnitzel.
(We have some left-overs, or had rather. I think my son was planning to eat the rest once he got home.)
We received some good news on one of Jemma's tests today. I'm not sure I can explain it very well, but they did some genetic testing as part of a Leukemia study and she does not have the genetic mutation.
Unfortunately, on Monday when she had her lumbar puncture and bone marrow withdraw they were not able to withdraw enough bone marrow to complete all the required testing. Therefore, tomorrow morning she will be given anestesia for the third time this week and have the bone marrow withdraw procedure repeated.
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