Friday, June 3, 2011
Be Careful What You Ask For
I was having a bit of banter with my sister yesterday and telling her that I needed a Road Trip. Well I imagined quite a different journey, but I hopped on the highway this morning, hit a few tolls and pulled up to the Pediatric E/R. Mireya had a high fever and was complaining of a headache. Fever was one of the conditions we received a few weeks ago as a 'Go Straight To the Hospital' card. We've been here for several hours now. The fever has subsided some, but the headache is more persistent. As a result we had to do a quick CT-scan to ensure everything is ok. The menacing trio (platelets, hemoglobin and white cells) are stirring up some alarm, as they are all down across the board. It's only been 3 days since her transfusion and the platelets alone have dropped by 60k. We will be admitted shortly so that her counts and blood cultures can be monitored closely. She is also receiving antibiotics intravenously. We hope to have some answers soon. In the meantime, it was a short drive down and my girl is exactly where she needs to be to get better. Thank you for continuing to pray for us and Mireya's health. We firmly believe that despite the circumstances, ultimately she will be well. More to share as it unfolds.