Amy is still in the hospital. The doctors wanted to continue to give her platelets and blood as needed and to make sure she did okay with her chemo treatment of mylotarg. They gave Amy the one treatment she will have of mylotarg from 4-6 p.m. this evening and it went smoothly. All the pre-meds they gave her made her so sleepy that she slept through most of it. The pains in her back, ribs and shoulders have been much better - she has barely used the pain pump today. All the pain medication had made her drowsy and a bit "out of it"... but that is getting better as the pain meds are used less. All the medications for the inflammation around the heart are working, her heart rate which was running 130-150 is now down in the 70-90 range and she is no longer having the shortness of breath. The chemo treatments will cause Amy's counts to drop and she will have little energy and be very susceptible for infection for a few weeks, but that should improve as her counts recover.
Today has been less hectic and quieter than the past few days. Grandma Phyllis V. had driven down Monday and headed back to VA today, so we had a nice, but busy, visit with her.
We have been so blessed by the emails, cards, phone calls, etc ..... each one lifts our spirits.
Thank you, Kathy