Low platelets need to be watched carefully. They have to do with the ability for blood to clot. If he gets a cut, he could have trouble stopping the bleeding. The other key items on his blood test don't look too bad. They seem to be improving.
|Prayers please! |
Rudy needs more platelets!
Rudy is bummed. He doesn't understand why his blood work is not better. He has always been so tough and strong. He has always been a fast healer. He doesn't understand why he keeps having so much trouble with chemo. He seemed very bummed earlier, but his state of mind has now been downgraded to somewhere between mildly bummed and stir crazy from watching so much TV over the last few months.
His spa treatments were nice, as always.
The chiropractor doesn't crack bones these days. There a little gun-like thingie the doctor held against Rudy and fired a bunch of pops. Rudy said it doesn't hurt. His neck has been a key spot being worked on and his range of motion has improved significantly.
He had a massage, today, too. He comes out of this room looking like a wet noodle after these.
Stephanie, his massage therapist is very pretty. This photo doesn't do her justice. She's also incredibly nice. Best of all, she gives a great massage. She spends extra time working those kinked neck muscles, too. You can't tell from this photo but the lights are dimmed. There's soft music playing in the background. I find it hard to believe that some patients don't bother signing up for these extras. They just don't know what they're missing.
Last, but not least, this week Nancy passed along a gift from Rudy's Aunt Jane. Actually, the gift is from her sweet church group. They made a cozy lap quilt for him.
Every time they tied one of the quilt knots, they said a prayer for Rudy. We were both so touched by this.