Lizzy’s blood counts continue to trend downward. Her hemoglobin has dropped below 7.0 and that is generally the threshold at which the doctors recommend a blood transfusion.
Lori said Lizzy got a burst of energy last night, so we were hoping that meant her counts were coming back up, but the overnight blood draw showed the counts were still dropping. Other than the short burst of energy Lizzy had last night, she’s been very lethargic, and as you know, Lizzy and Lethargic are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence!
So, sometime today they will put a bag of blood on her IV pole, attach it to one of the lines of her port, and start pumping some fresh blood into her. Not really sure what prevents her from inflating since they will be pumping all of this new blood into her, but apparently the body is able to take in all of the new blood and absorb it – fascinating.
Hopefully the new blood will bring the counts back up and then we can look at bringing her home in the next day or two. We’ll keep you posted.
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