Today (Sunday) Ernie needed a platelet infusion, as predicted. They also gave him some fluids as his blood pressure was a bit low, probably due to the Benadryl they give when infusing platelets or blood. It was a 4 hour day at the Clinic, but he felt good, wasn't nauseated, and even wanted Outback takeout for dinner! Now that is a big change in his appetite from last weekend when it consisted of popsicles, jello and Italian ice!
Throughout the course of this journey with cancer, Ernie and I have sought answers to many, many questions. We thought those of you who are reading our blog might also have questions, and we wanted to give you the opportunity to ask. They can be about cancer, myeloma, our family, our faith, the Transplant Clinic, whatever! We will do our best to be open and honest, and if we don't know the answer, we are currently in a place where I bet with can find someone who does. Perhaps we can all learn something new in the process.
Don't be shy...we know you're out there! If you aren't comfortable asking on the blog, feel free to email Ernie (email address is on the sidebar).
Let me get started with something we are commonly asked...
1. How does Ernie ride in a car if he can't sit? Perhaps a picture will answer this best:
Ernie the Masked Bandit ready to ride to the Clinic Sunday morning in our loaner car.
Ernie's view is out the back window. We have found that lately he can have the seatback up a bit more than in the past when it had to be fully reclined, and he also can be more on his back rather than on his right side...progress!
So, now it's your turn to ask a question...talk to you soon!