Monday, May 25, 2009

Our 12 Year Anniversary

Today was not only a beautiful Memorial Day, but also marked 12 years since Julianne and I were married. In contrast to today, our wedding day was marked by heavy showers throughout the day. Today was also the first time in those 12 years that we did not wake up next to each other on our anniversary day as I was home with Nathaniel and Annalise while Julianne stayed at the hospital with Isabella. Since Julianne's dad is down visiting from Vermont, I was able to go into the hospital today so that we can spend some portion of the day together.

Isabella continues to feel the effects of the chemotherapy. Her doctors say that this upcoming week should be the worst of it (the main reason I chose this week to take vacation). In addition to her nausea, which seems to be increasing, her appetite has also gone to pretty much nothing. On top of that, her blood counts have really dropped and she is now officially neutropenic (low white cells) and she received a red cell infusion yesterday. We also expect her to receive platelets soon. Hopefully soon she'll start to feel less nauseous and sometime next week, her blood counts should start to recover. With any luck, we should be home by late June and be able to enjoy part of the summer before having to do anything else medically.

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