Monday, May 17, 2010

Hello Everyone!
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


  1. Your mom did a great job of keep us up but it so nice to hear from you. I've been praying for a low white count and will continue to pray for you.
    Loved in Clifton Forge

  2. Well, this may post twice, lost it again!!
    But, just wanted to say God bless you, dear Amy!
    I am so happy to know you are able to be home and even though you had a long day at the clinic, you were able to update us. We look forward to your blog. Just consider yourself a "lady of Leisure", even though that is not what you want, and let Michael and mom take care of you. I'm so thankful for them, and I love all of you so much. Grandma

  3. No place like home! Glad you're able to get out of the hospital even if you do have to make daily trips back. Good to hear from you again, too, though we're so glad Kathy keeps us up to date when you aren't posting. You're thought about so often all during the day, and prayed for with every thought. Sending lots of love your way. Hey to Mom and Michael, too!

  4. God bless you too, Amy -- and your witness of faith is a blessing to me!
    Michael, I understand from your Grandma Phyllis Webb that you have got a big paper due soon -- as well as other school work. Is that right? I am praying for God's blessings and peace upon you too and that God will help you get it all done!
    Peace to each one of you,

  5. Good afternoon, Amy! So glad you are out of the hospital! Hope you have some delicious treat to tell us about again soon. I'm trying to eat less junk, so it is at least nice to hear about what someone else is enjoying! Duane and I drove Becca to Lewis Gale early this morning for some surgery on her elbow. We are home now and she is doing fine. She slept all the way home, and now she has just taken her first pain pill, so I bet she'll be asleep again soon! It just may be a little quieter here for a few days, although it is never too quiet with Andrew around. We are praying for you!

  6. Amy,
    Sounds like a good report! Not being in pain is a blessing for sure, and being in your own bed is fantastic!
    Keep up the good work.
    We are praying for you daily.
    Trusting Jesus,
    David & Candy