Monday, May 30, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The platelets are recovering slowly. They only went from 26 to 33 in ten days ending 9 May. Her hemoglobin was at 12.5 after the infusion of 2 units of red blood cells. It dropped to 10.5 ten days later. I assume the infused ones die at a faster rate than your own new ones.
The one good indicator this time was the Kappa free light proteins increased from1.8 to 10. This would indicate her immune system increased in the direction of normal. The normal range of Kappa is 2.6 to 16.5 mg/l.
The peripheral neuropathy seems to be getting a little worse. The back pain from the compression fractions seems to be worse after we go to doctor appointments due to the more activity. The gut is still causing a lot of discomfort and doesn’t appear to be working very well.