Thursday, October 1, 2009
Pads' HB was down to 8.1 this morning and since it was only heading in one direction, i.e. down, the medical staff agreed to line him up for a transfusion. He's had the port accessed (i.e. they stick a large bent needle into it) to get the blood for testing. He would have had a finger-prick but with the expectation of a low count requiring a transfusion and having chemo tomorrow, it saved him one more 'sharp scratch'. He'd quite like to think he only has four of these left, but there will be more even after treatment ends.
Meanwhile, the rest of us have to have the flu jab, just by dint of being in close contact with him - Boaz and mum were lined up today and handled it very well.