The next two days were a bit somber. There really isn't any way to force red blood cells to proliferate for the purpose of taking chemotherapy drugs. I already begged my oncologist to, "just give me a transfusion or something to make my cells behave," but that's not an option. Blood transfusions are to save lives in critical situations. If chemo is administered after a transfusion, the cells are decimated. It's like trying to contain sand in a sieve... completely futile. By Wednesday night, I was a complete mess. Even though I'd prayed and willed my bone marrow to comply, it might not have been enough.
On Thursday morning, I woke up with an extra jolt. We flew through the morning routine and arrived at the extra busy Oncology Day Ward by 8:40 am. I was pumped. Suddenly, I knew I'd be getting chemo and I was happy about it. A couple of hours later, we received confirmation that my platelet count had gone up to 93,000 which, was just enough to receive treatment!
|R'Shlomo Katz & Maya's guitar|
Friends for about 20 years. They share many memories and one of an infamous friendly basketball game with Matisyahu about 8 years ago... Strumming on my daughter, Maya's pink guitar, R' Shlomo agreed to cover his friend, Matisyahu's amazing song, One Day. One Day is a family favorite, especially for my son, Zachariah, and the lyrics speak to me - today more than ever. #happylanche