Today, I am three days post three day transfer. I am feeling great ! I have been taking it pretty easy.
Last night, I took my mom to the emergency room at the urging of my sister. Her blood sugar had dropped from the 600 range down to 285. Her platelet count is coming up a bit, her red blood cell count is low and her white blood cell count is elevated because of the Neulasta shot she was given after her chemo 2 weeks ago. I asked the ER doc if she should be on a low dose of Metformin to help regulate the insulin in her body and he agreed with my assessment and thought I was a doctor LOL.
We left the hospital at 10:30pm and the roads were a sheet of ice ! We got home safely and in one piece. I wanted to go to the grocery store to get the items I needed to make authentic Pho Beef Soup, which by the way is AWESOME for pregnant or TTC women. Any bone broth soup would be. I decided to drive straight home since the temperatures were plummeting.
This morning, my mom had a follow up visit with her Oncology nurse. All is going well and they are glad that we made her go to the ER and that I suggested the Metformin. (something they should have done from the onset considering they knew 2 wks ago her blood sugar was at 400 because of the steroids she is on !)
I was able to get InfuScience to set up my in home infusion services for weekly intralipid infusions. I refuse to go to Albany on the train every week for this ! I will just pay the $235 out of pocket and submit to my insurance company in case they will pay for it. I am out of state so they may give me grief…
I get my infusion done tomorrow after my morning acupuncture session.
I did go to the International grocers today as well as Harris Teeter to get all the items I needed and I have been simmering oxtails with a whole onion, garlic, and some spices since noon. I will turn it down and let it simmer overnight, just as they would in Vietnam. I can not wait to make it for lunch tomorrow !!
For dinner, I made the Guinness Beer Chicken, Fresh Corn on the cob, and a five cheese skillet mac n cheese. It smells divine so I am going to eat with my mom and grandmom.