We are counting down the days now, The finish line from Mexico is in site, but the new stem cells finding their way, is just beginning.
Ronnie had his blood testing and fligratsrim shot this morning.
I was thinking because he felt better today his white blood counts went up, but we found out when we went to the clinic that they actually went down to 500 so he's still in neutropenia.
The feeling of tiredness is not necessarily associated with a low white blood count. He will have another shot in the morning, hopefully bringing the white count up and Ronnie out of neutropenia.
He was having trouble the last couple days drinking and eating; he had a knot in his stomach. We called Mel who relayed the message to Dr. Ruiz Jr. The doctor wanted to see him so 15 minutes later Angel was waiting outside with the van to take us to the clinic. We went right into Dr. Ruiz's office, he examined his stomach and it was determined Ronnie was dehydrated and constipated. They go hand in hand. So upstairs we went to the chemo room and Laura infused him with 3 bags of fluid along with something for his stomach. We also received a prescription for the other problem, and I'm happy to report everything came up roses.
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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