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Pani Rose #285560 04/07/08 03:45 PM
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I was in the Hospital this afternoon as normal and Raymond was commenting that his bloods were starting to go down.

I have just had a message - he is now in a single room again.

His Chemo will be finishing on Wednesday evening this week and then the recovery period will start.

Lord have mercy

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Anhelyna,

Is "bloods going down" good or bad ? Your terminology is a bit different on that side of the pond...

Prayers continuing...

james

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depends how you look at it smile

Bloods going down really means his white count [ those cells that fight infection ] are decreasing as they have been 'killed off ' by the Chemotherapy. This then means he has no resistance to infection.

That so-to-speak is the bad bit

The good bit is that this is what we want smile as the white cells are the ones mainly affected in leukaemia . The theory is that you eliminate them and then allow the body to start making them again and watch and see what happens - in some cases you get remission [ recovery with no leukaemic cells in the white cells ]after one round of chemotherapy . In others you don't and you have to keep persevering.

In Raymond's case some of his red cells are also affected .

with apologies for going so wildly off the prayer aspect of this forum

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Prayers continue for you and for Raymond.

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Prayers continue.

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Lord of Powers be with us, for in times of distress we have no other helper but you. God of Powers have mercy on Raymond and OLS.

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