Hannah's blood counts were not high enough to continue chemo. They did go up significantly, though. Her ANC is finally out of the danger zone. Her ANC last week was 168, then Monday it was 218, and today it was 521! So, that is some good news. She needs to be at 750 to start chemo. We will go back Monday and try again.
Now, the dreaded feeding tube. Hannah desperately does not want one. However, with as much weight as she has lost and the way her stomach feels almost constantly, it is really just a matter of time. We went in yesterday and her weight was stable but still too low. She will recheck on Monday.
I wish she could eat her way out of this, but I also see how hard it is for her. I make her everything under the sun and it just sits there. Her mouth is dry, smells make her stomach lurch, and most days the food doesn't sit in her little tummy very comfortably. I don't know what else to do.
I had asked if Hannah's protocol was possibly too rough for her. The answer was; Scientifically, nope. For a mother to have to watch, absolutely.