Guest post by Johanna: Steve awoke this morning to find a bag of platelets waiting for him. His counts went down to 11 early in the morning and their threshold for transfusion is 10. To prepare for the platelets, Steve was given a bunch of benadryl which put him back to sleep until the early afternoon, and then he felt awesome! He got a late start on breakfast but still walked a mile with me and then I gave him a haircut. This afternoon Cindy and Brian visited and they played with iPhoto and the new "Faces" feature and they walked his second mile with him.
Now Steve has his second fever (101-over the watch and wait limit) so they are giving him tylenol and taking cultures. I'm glad he doesn't have the chills right now. He has a mild headache but I think he'll beat it easily since he's already had his Ativan and is all cozy in bed early.
Tomorrow will be Steve's official 2 weeks in the hospital. I'm celebrating this by preparing (slowly) for him to come home by starting a thorough cleaning of the house. It feels kind of strategic since I have to consider what things can be done last minute and what takes scheduling. Once all the major cleaning is done I will still have the day to day sanitizing to adjust to and the careful food prep, so it's nice to do some things in advance.
I can hardly believe it's February. The garden show is coming up and there is some sign of life in our yard- one yellow crocus came up so far.