Today was a screwed-up day! Things started off with no problem, I got ready for Dianne to pick me up and take me to Shutter Delta MC for my Platelets and Blood Transfusion. Checking in and getting a room was still no problem. The problem started when we found out that they only had orders for the Platelet Transfusion. Since I was having a “Type and Cross” armband it showed them that there should be orders for the Blood Transfusion. After some searching they found the orders.
Today was a OK day! It started with me sleeping in until 8:30. After a good breakfast Dianne took me down to Sutter Delta MC for a type and cross. The crossmatching is to find a compatible blood type for transfusion. The results of blood typing will tell you if you are type A, B, AB, or O and if you are Rh negative or positive. Normally this takes no less than one hour, however, thanks to a mix up, today it took over two and a half hours. The crossmatching was only ordered in case the CBC draw scheduled for Monday would show a blood transfusion was needed in addition to the scheduled Platelets transfusion. Because of the delay, a CBC draw was taken as well. As it turns out the CBC results showed the need for a blood transfusion in addition to the platelet transfusion. I will be checking in to the hospital tomorrow morning 9:00.
Today was a good day almost a repeat of yesterday. Sleeping is not a problem, no appetite issues and my stomach issues are slowly going away, no real pains or cramps, just discomfort. The CBC data was almost identical to yesterday’s, except for the platelets that were still not above 10, so I got another platelets transfusion this morning.
I had no problems sleeping last night, I even slept in this morning. However, I was not myself, no energy. Instead my stomach pains and cramps were back. I was not having a good morning. The CBC data came in around 6:30 and as expected last night my platelets were super low at 6.0, all that was left was waiting for the platelets transfusion sometime this morning. As it turns out, the transfusion was given after breakfast and lasted less then 30 minutes.