Reya had a nosebleed today. It wasn't excessive, but with low platelets you worry about bleeding and the body's inability to clot successfully. Her hemoglobin was also low, as a result she received blood and platelet transfusions. She's had a few out of the ordinary symptoms with the last two platelet transfusions, so the Medical Team decided to pre-medicate her to help diminish any issues. Overall Mireya continues to do well. Her appetite is still hit or miss, unless it's bacon or specifically something prepared from home. She is the self-proclaimed 'Bacon Princess', eating about 6-7 pieces each morning. The group Social Worker was joking that every time she comes to the floor it smells like bacon. The Galley staff member told me the majority of the patients on the Unit also love and request bacon, likely due to the saltiness. Mireya is definitely craving salty...tonight she asked for club crackers, saltine crackers and pretzels. We won't put a lot of stock in the request or stock up on those items, because it could all change by tomorrow morning. Chemotherapy has that affect on the taste buds.
We're trusting the Lord in every area of this process and believing for steady increase. Prayers are going up all over the world on Mireya's behalf. God hears every prayer, and continues to assure us he is present and working it out.