When we came home yesterday the doctor told us Ronnie must stay in the apartment, eat, drink, and rest. If I go out to the grocery store or any where around people I need to wear a mask.
The doctors will come every day and give another filgrastrim shot (once a day now not twice), which helps speed up the healing process. They will come every other day for blood tests and Ronnie will go to the clinic every other day for the results.
Lorenzo our driver will drop off Neutropenic food, not sure what it's like but we will soon find out. Because Ronnie is in the Neutropenic stage with his white blood count so low, we have to be very careful of infection. Food must be well cooked and washed, no fresh vegetables (cooked only) and some fresh fruits with thick skins. I have been wiping everything down we touch with Lysol wipes, sanitizing tooth brushes, cell phones, remote etc. Our cleaner Kathy comes in every day now and sanitizes everything as well. She changes the sheets and cleans the whole apartment. She's a sweetheart and we are very thankful for all her hard work.
It will be a day of reflecting and counting our blessings and just relaxing (not such a bad thing).
Dr. Ruiz, is the 2011 alumnus of the year from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He was also awarded the Distinguished Student. This appointment is the highest recognition awarded by the Mayo Clinic.
Since the foundation of the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni award, only 85 Doctors out of the worlds 10,000 alumni have received it.
We are looking forward to meeting this amazing Doctor!
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