May 31, 09 Day four of hospitalization
I left the hospital today on a high note. The good news was Val's white blood cell count has gone from 800 to 4700. Normal range is between 4000-10,000. Her red blood cells are 8 and that is usually a 10. She may need a blood transfusion before she leaves CVH. Her platelets were low too, but I can't remember the numbers. Val began the miralax today and her bowels started working. Her pain was well controlled today with 4 on a 1-10 scale. Val ate the most today I had seen her eat (not much, but better than before). She actually likes the Ensure vanilla flavored and drank some of that today. No news on what day they will be going home, but most likely in 1-2 days as her fever remains 98.
Love and prayers to Val always......Salynn