To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning

Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Chemotherapy Day #5

Today Tami didn't feel so good. The nausea is setting in but still not too badly. Hopefully the anti-nausea meds will continue to do their job.

We are expecting that Tami will now begin to feel less well as her marrow is no longer producing new blood cells or platelets. The lack of red blood cells in particular will cause her to feel exhausted as red blood cells are the ones that oxygenate your body and vital organs.

Tami will now need to receive blood and platelet transfusions on a more regular basis until her new donated marrow stem cells are transplanted and the cells engraft and she is able to produce her own new blood.

Only one round of chemo left!

No comments:

Post a Comment