Due to the high risk of infection and her physical discomfort, Tami is not able to have visitors at this time.
Yesterday Tami had a small platelet transfusion. Her doctor says she is doing well but she feels just terrible.
Yesterday her throat became so sore she could hardly swallow even the softest of food. She is also now experiencing discomfort in her sinuses. It isn't clear if this is because of the mucositis or another reason so I will try to find out and let you know.
Update 5:27 pm:
Tami was feeling a little better today. She had some scrambled eggs, cream of rice ceral, apple sauce (for the meds they crush for her) and juice for breakfast! She didn't eat it all, only about half but that's really good considering how sore her throat and mouth are.
Her eyes even felt better today.
Her blood counts are continuing to rise so that is great news!
Also her doctors have stopped the feeding through IV as of today and stopped giving her meds through the catheter and instead are putting her back on pills. This is also significant that they feel she is doing better.
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.