Wednesday, Nov. 18. Roy had an appointment for blood work at 12:30 and saw the doctor at 3:40. His platlets were low so the doctor wrote an order for him to get a bag of platlets. We figured they were low because when he took the bandage off his arm from the blood test, it was loaded with blood so we knew it wasn't clotting correctly. They weren't able to get him in until 8:00 for the transfusion but it was after that and by the time they got his port accessed, gave him the Tylenol and Benedryl, they didn't get the platlets started until 10:00p.m. We are now going to have to ride the Metro bus back to the RV park or take a cab.
We will be back Friday for more blood work and if the chemo has started to work Roy will probably need blood. They have him scheduled for a bond marrow on the 25th and at that time perhaps we can tell if the chemo has started to work or not. Depending what the test shows will determine the next course of action.
So far, things are good. We have met a lot of people here that are going through the same thing. In fact we were talking with a lady and gentleman from Arizona and he also has AML which started out as MDS (myelodysplatic syndrome). The man is schedled for a SCT after the first of the year.