Monday, 18 June 2012

A bit of a setback?

This morning Apis woke up with some pain in her abdomen and when the results of the nightly blood tests returned they found she had elevated white cell count.  We don't know what this means though the doctor this morning said it might mean there is fluid in her chest or abdomen.  They will be taking another CT scan today and if necessary and there is fluid, remove it via a minor procedure.  I'll update this post with more information today as it comes in.

UPDATE: All is well. Without her spleen we'll need to keep an eye on white cell counts.  They did giver her some antibiotics just to be safe, but doubt they'll be necessary. The scans did not show any thing to really worry about, there was a bit of fluid but Dr. T said that its not concerning. He said that she's doing great.


  1. Hopefully not. Thinking of you, Apis! *hugs*


  2. Good to hear..... send her my love.


  3. *Wagging her finger at the white blood cells* Behave, you!

    Hey that was a bit scary to see at the top of the page, but I am terrifically relieved to know it's nothing major. I suppose we could almost anticipate some little glitches along the way.

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated - it's not as though you have nothing else to do, but it means so much.

    Oh and please tell Apis that Zerix has been trying desperately to figure out where to go next. She'll understand :)

  4. Thank you for the updates, I'm glad that all seems to be well, despite the worrisome white blood cell count. It's good they were able to determine that it wasn't a major setback at all, and that she's continuing to progress as she should. Always sending love and good thoughts and prayers.

    Keep up the amazing recovery, Apis! *LOVE*

  5. Grate pictures! Nice to see you up and standing. Keep up the god work. Step by step. Con berraquera.

  6. Hello Apis. I am so relieved to hear you are recovering well. I have been following your blog almost daily! I don't know you, and you certainly don't know me, but I "stumbled" upon your blog while researching PMP last week. I was diagnosed with PMP approximately two weeks ago and our stories are remarkably similar. I am in the process of finding a surgeon to do the CRS/HIPEC procedure. I am praying for you and your family. You are an inspiration to me, and to many more I am sure.

    God Bless,
    Marnie - Florida, USA

  7. Glad you are medically doing great! I know you don't feel great today. I was sorry to hear about your recent issues. Unfortunately with a surgery of this magnitude bad days are bound to happen. I am glad to hear that Dr. T is happy with your progress. He knows his stuff :) I love the pictures. I wish I would have taken more when I was up there as it was such a big event in my life. I think you are in the same room as Jeff was. I hope you have a good roommate. Now that you are feeling better you may get to know some fellow patients. When I was in for my bowel obstruction they had a crazy inmate that slept in the hallway. He entertained me on my walks. It is never boring on unit 102! Can't wait to catch up with you when you are feeling up to it. No hurry, I want you to get lots of rest.