Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 11, 2011 - Day 10


4 months, 6 days since diagnosis
day #20 of current hospital stay

Riker is doing better today. Her mouth sores continue to bleed and cause her trouble breathing and tremendous pain but she seems better than she was only a few days ago. After a very rough night, the doctors decided to take her NG tube back out because it might be causing her irritation making it more difficult for her to breath. What a difference! Finally, she is sleeping and breathing much more comfortably.

Because the mouth sores are so bad, they have decided not to give her the final dose of methotrexate. This is one of the major drugs that causes all the mouth sores. Thankfully, they will not be getting worse on day 11, after all. Also, this should cause her counts to come in more quickly. Come on Riker!! You can do this :)

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