9:45 PM (Randall posting): It has been a crazy, exhausting day that we just won't get into much detail about, simply because it has been a crazy, exhausting day. The home health nurse came on schedule (we like her!) this morning to do Sophie's blood work and dressing change. It didn't go quite as well as last week's but was much better than it had been in the weeks before. The new dressing seems to be working out really well. Her chest isn't nearly as irritated as it had been getting, and she recovered quickly from being upset. She even showed Amy some dance moves.
Sophie's bloodwork came back this afternoon, and her counts are too low to begin chemotherapy this week. In fact, everything but her platelets are as low as they have been since February. Because her platelets tend to run ahead of everything else (or at least it seems that way), she may be on the upswing. At least we're hoping that is the case.
Given that this round of chemo starts with two days back-to-back, we are not disappointed that we have to wait another week. Susan is having a busy week at work and I'm not feeling well right now. Elisabeth has her follow-up appointment on Wednesday to tend to her finger, and we were not quite sure how we would manage everything if we did need to go to Chapel Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.