Hamada's latest CBC on 18.09.08. shows a slight improvement. Not much more advice from the Haematology department this week, just to keep thinking about the dangers of infections re: trying to be watchful and remembering to keep Hamada out of crowded places and away from little ones with colds etc also a few more things regarding diet, which we do follow carefully. It is almost a year now since Hamada's Stem Cell Transplant and the Consultant is calling it "A Good Partial Remission" but reiterates just how vulnerable he is still. Hamada also did another 24 hr Bence Jones Test on Monday and we will receive these results in the coming weeks.
The Renal consultant yesterday, also picked up on the very low 1.3 white cell count, calling them "rubbish" and also the platelets which are at a very poor 41 reading. Hamada even bruises very badly from his injections now. We have read that the vegetable Kale could help with the platelets but then in turn that could affect our attempts to preserve the remaining kidneys? Finding that middle road is often tricky, and not easy as what is helpful to Myeloma is not very often helpful for failing kidneys. Any suggestion from those who know?
btw: http://www.whatnow.org.uk/ this is a really good social network for people affected by cancer.