As you know I am finally out of the hospital. It was so nice to sleep in my own bed last night! Pretty much the last week for me has been a blur. I know I went into the hospital on Tuesday. (A lot of this may be a repeat of what my mom posted.) I was supposed to get 7 days of vidaza shots but only ended up getting 5 days because my white count went down below 1 on Wednesday. Therefore, they went ahead and gave me the mylotarg treatment on Wednesday. Sometime around this point I began having inflammation in the sac around my heart. They put me on an anti-inflammatory steroid and switched around some of my antibiotics to deal with this. They think that this has cleared up the inflammation. However, there is very slight damage to my heart that remains (caused by the Leukemia, or more likely caused by the chemo). However, Dr. Rizzieri still thinks I have a very strong heart for what I have been through. It was kind of interesting because all of the doctors and nurses wanted to come in and listen to it.
For right now, we are still coming to clinic everyday to get IV antibiotics and any blood products I may need. Today, I received a unit of platelets, two antibiotics, potassium and magnesium... so it has been a long day. Luckily, I slept through most of it. We thought my mouth sores were starting to act up over the last few days but fortunately that has not been the case! As for now, I sleep a lot, but I'm not in pain or discomfort - still a lot to be thankful for! God Bless you All, Amy