Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mom gets her PEG tube today

The surgery is scheduled for 1pm today. It's a 20 minute procedure and she will be sedated.

Yesterday, she was fresh and alert. But a blood test showed that her haemoglobin had dropped to 8.5. This is very low. Her multiple myeloma can cause this, and she gets three injections a week to keep her hb at around 10 plus.

She wasgiven a blood transfusion. I quickly informed Dr. Puru who told me not to worry. A drop in hb is to be expected when she has been on antibiotics so long. Phew!

Mom was wide awake whole afternoon and evening, glued to Mr Bean and Hannah Montana :) Hope she got some sleep last night.

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