Monday, December 29, 2008

Quick Monday Update

Isabella is still doing ok and her spirits are still up. Her platelet and hemoglobin counts came back normal, but her neutrophils (white cells) are still very low, so she is still susceptible to infections. In addition, she will need to receive antibiotics for 14 days to treat the infected port, so she will be staying on the Pediatric floor for a couple more weeks. Her next round of chemo will start just as the antibiotics will finish. This will further delay her rehab, but we are hoping that they will be able do some light rehab in her room. Finally, one of the side effects of the chemo is that Isabella is finding it difficult to swallow, so she has been eating and drinking very little. When she gets hungry, they do give her some pain medication so that she can eat.

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