Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Day (+5) and Morning of (+6)

Yesterday Andrea started to feel bad which is to be expected. Her counts continued to drop and she had a hard time keeping all of her food down. Her throat started to bother her again. When I visited yesterday she was still in a pretty good mood and we watched tv till about 10PM.

This morning I talked to her and she said that her counts had dropped again (this is still what the doctors are looking for). Her throat was hurting more than yesterday, but she said that she had kept all her food down. Her platelet count was at 32 this morning and when it drops below 20 they will infuse her with a set of donor platelets. It is now a good time to start donating platelets on her behalf at MD Anderson. If you don't have time to donate platelets or would rather donate blood feel free to do so. Remember to specify that the donation is for Andrea Luthringer. More information about donating can be found at this link http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/bloodbank/dIndex.cfm?pn=0A133F7B-C05C-4906-A3B0DB0161B9CD6C. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at jmartiniv@houston.rr.com.

Thanks for all the support and will update everyone again after I see her this afternoon. Take care and God Bless.


Erin Gardner said...

I am praying for you Dre. Keep your spirits up. Love you, Gardner

Shelia & Jim said...

Please know that we are praying for you!

Penny Bevill said...

Hi Andrea...I can only imagine how you must be feeling right now...like you've been run over by a truck from the inside out. Hang in there!!!! I am going to pray that the Lord will lift you up in order to fight this good fight. Whenever you start feeling down remember all the quiet voices out here praying for you. Thank you J for keeping the prayer warriors informed. :-)
Sending love your way...