Isa’s spleen is enlarged again. Her belly has the appearance of a dex belly, all bloated and distended. Sunday night I palpated her left and right sides. On her left side I felt the firmness that indicates her spleen. Deep breath, deep breath. Okay, now what?
Monday I called the oncologists and was told we need to get blood work. Just for safe measure I took Isa to her local pediatrician for confirmation that the spleen was enlarged. Yes, three centimeters. And Isa had lost two kilos since our last treatment in March. (I am pretending that this is due to scale difference!)
The blood work is ordered and will be processed tomorrow. We didn’t get the labs done before the close of the hem/onc department. So, tonight I am left wondering if I give her the regular dosage. Regular isn’t exactly the correct word considering she is at 50% dosage now. Maybe I’ll just skip it tonight. I can always give it to her tmw after the labs come back. She is bruising easily again. Her doctor found several older bruises plus a couple of new ones.
We will know more tomorrow after labs. Check the tweets on the side of this or at twitter.com for quick updates.
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