Thursday, November 6, 2008

Still in the Hospital

Gail's doctor expects that she will be in the hospital another 24-48 hours. Here is what has been going on:
  • She had to have a blood transfusion because her hemoglobin and hematocrit were very low.
  • After the transfusion she felt better immediately. She actually ate something. :)
  • Her potassium and electrolytes are out of whack so she is on additional supplements.
  • Her white count is up to 22,000. Yesterday it was 2200. When she went in it was 300.
  • She is off her IV antibiootics and is just taking oral antibiotics. She is not hooked up to any additional fluid right now, which is a good thing.
She says thank you for all the prayers, phone calls and food. :)

1 comment:

deb nealon said...

Oh Gail, Oh Crap, I wish I could come and see you and be your dietitian! You will get better, just keep thinking that! The IV antibiotics really helped, and it is a good sign that you are now on the orals. I will keep praying for you, sending you positive thoughts, love deb