Thursday, September 27, 2012

Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 102

Jemma is sticking to the plan! She had a blood check this morning and although her blood counts are low, they are rising again. If they continue to rise she will be able to resume her treatment on Monday with a bone marrow withdraw.

Fall has arrived in Germany. There have been many rainy days over the past few weeks and we expect many more. With the dreary weather cold season has begun. Many of our friends have been sick. I see people wiping noses and am keenly aware each and every time someone coughs or sneezes. My sensitivity to simple germs is flying out of control. My son and daughter have nicknamed themselves Mr. and Mrs. Germ. The adults are Mr. and Mrs. Bacteria, grandma is Mrs. Try to Stay Clean and Jemma is Baby Try to Stay Clean. We are staying home much more than normal and trying to stay healthy.

Many playdates for my older two kids have been cancelled due to colds. I'm glad they have been, because it's much better than the alternative. Although we are hypersensitive to germs, we keep reminding ourselves that this is only temporary. Normalcy will resume and Jemma's immune system will be stronger and able to fight infection. In the mean time we need to everything we can to keep her healthy and germ free.

1 comment:

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