Tuesday, May 19, 2009

They didn't let us out!

So the doctors finally made their rounds at 3pm and they said "Your numbers look really good and we are not going to let you out because tomorrow we want to apherese you for the last rounds. She only got enough for 1 1/2 rounds so she still needs 2 1/2 rounds of stem cells to finish. Last time we were in there for an eternity, but this time they say after all of the GCSF drug (stimulates stem cell growth) in her body and they say after the first round of chemo, you actually have better and more stem cells. Boy Devree was so sad and frustrated, she cried and cried. Miranda, one of our favorite nurses tried to comfort her. I tried to comfort her, Noble tried to comfort her. But basically the doctor lied to her. He told her if her fever was gone for more than 48 hours and if her ANC was up than she could go home. Well she hasn't had a fever since Thursday and her ANC was up to 900! That was a low blow. We are happy we get a different doctor today because that doctor is not on call. Devree says she can't trust any doctors. Sometimes they are" jerks and liars" according to her.

Celest, Breck, Tayzia and Talon came to visit last night and that was really great to get us out of our funk. Celest didn't want to see "Wolverine" the movie so she stayed with Devree and comforted her too. I really didn't like Wolverine and cannot recommend it because it was very gory and ended ick.

I just got done putting Noble on the plane. He and I went back to the Target House to sleep last night so Noble could say he slept in our apartment. Besides the Target House is much closer to the airport and he had an 8am flight. I miss him already. I got homesick coming out of the theater last night and wished that Devree and I were flying home with him and we could just all be at home with no cancer and everything hunky dory! Well a week from Thursday is Devree's second round which basically means half way. I will think about that. Besides that, in one more month, Todd and the boys will drive out when Devree gets her third round and we will be 3/4 the way through.

Almost to 1/2 way!


walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana and Devree,

I am so sorry that you have to stay in the hospital. But, at least you will get the stem cells stuff, out of the way. We are hoping that your ANC levels keep going up, too. We sure love you.

Love, Koe

lusum54 said...

Sorry that you have the discouraging experience whith not getting to go "home" that sucks!
Awsome that you are almost 1/2 way done. Grrrrrreat!
Love, Summer