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November 11, 2006 , Day 25


Last night was a quiet night for us. We both get a little bit of sleeps. During the night he first tried to swallow a bite of lemon flavored Italian Ice, but that hurts his mouth. Then he tried just ice chips and went down fine. At around 4am he woke up and had some more ice chips while watching some television and listening to the new IV machine beeping every 5 minutes. He didn't went back to sleep until around 5pm.

Today we started the day with the usual doctor visit. Then shower. After the shower he decided to tried to eat some jello. But it was hard for him, so he asked the nurse to put it in the microwave for a minute. But still hard for him to swallow. Then he tried applesauce, he didn't like it because he was getting cold. We both got some more sleeps during the day. At around 3pm I took him in a wheelchair for a walk outside the hospital. Tonight he tried applesauce diluted with apple juice, but it didn't work with his mouth also, it was painful. So he just settle with ice chips with sugar and he likes it.

Look at that WBC and platelets. His mouth is looking better. Once in a while he will have some pain in his mouth but he said he can tolerate it. Lots of mucus coming out and that what makes it challenging for him to talk clearly and made him busy in cleaning his mouth with saline solutions. His hands are red and peeling it is the side effect of the chemo. He still have the rashes on his neck and upper back but not spreading. He got some rashes on the back of his hands just came out today.

On the medical front-He received his last shot of neupogen today, since his WBC is almost normal. All the medicine are still the same as yesterday. Still receiving the TPN and lipids. He did received a pack of blood today. The doctor mentioned that on day 30 he will have the bone marrow biopsy.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 0.4 0.9 1.9 4.0
RBC 4.3 2.30 2.56 2.43 2.25
HGB 13.9 7.7 8.8 8.3 7.9
PLT 130 16 21 06 41

Have a great Sunday and football day!

Ted and Menchie

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