Thursday, August 9, 2012
Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 53
If you know my mom, you probably know how much she can accomplish in a day. She is a machine! At 68 years old (sorry mom for revealing your age) she still runs three miles every day. She loves crafts, tennis, bike riding, exercising and playing with the kids. She's not a fan of cooking, but will gladly help clean-up any mess. It will be very nice to have a second mommy around to be here if Jemma needs to be hospitalized, and to just help out with the chores. I'm hoping to finish reading The Writers Jungle which is the homeschool writing curriculum I'm planning to follow this year. Now that she's here maybe I can get through it.
We are nearing the end of a busy week. It has been filled with planned trips to and from the hospital. Today Jemma received her third blood transfusion. Yesterday she was crying because she had such a terrible headache. The blood transfusion should give her hemoglobin a big boost and stop the headaches. The blood she received did not contain platelets, and so tomorrow she will likely receive a platelet transfusion. After receiving her Alexan chemotherapy, her blood will be checked and we will wait one hour for the results to see if the transfusion will be necessary. After that we should have three full days in a row at home. Wow! That will be nice.