Thursday, July 12, 2012
Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 25
As of Thursday night she still has quite a bit of hair, but it is continually falling out. Her pillow case needs to be changed twice each day. It looks much like a couch at the home of a shedding dog. She told us today that she had a neat trick. She could pull her hair and it just comes out and doesn't even hurt. When she demonstrated, her fist was full of hair. Fortunately, she doesn't seem too disturbed this trick.
Jemma was told this week that she can't ride her bike for a while. Her platelets (trombosites) are not functioning properly due to all the medications she is taking. Because of this she could have excessive bleeding or clotting if she had an accident. To avoid a potentially serious condition she will not be allowed to ride her bike for approximately three weeks.