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Friday (2/4/05)

We headed to the UNC oncology clinic this morning and arrived at 9:00. After a brief check-in with the nurse, we met with Dr. Gold to review her health and answer our questions. They drew blood, and we waited for the results just in case she needed a transfusion before we went home. Her platelets were low, so they gave her a platelet transfusion. It took a while before the platelets arrived, so we were there for quite some time. After the transfusion, the nurse helped us as Randall changed the dressing on Sophie's catheter. He did a great job, and so did Sophie. We finally arrived home at 5:30. What a day! She did really well during all those hours in the clinic, and her doctor says she looks great. We'll head back to Chapel Hill on Monday for another blood draw to make sure she doesn't need more platelets before her Tuesday early morning bone marrow biopsy. We're looking forward to a quiet weekend.