A drop of the Red Stuff

Sal is in hospital all day today receiving 2 units of blood. She has been breathless almost all the time since starting chemo and her Hb count was down to 9 at her last chemo bloods (normal is 12-16!). It is not that unusual for someone on chemo to need red cells, full blood or platelets so it isn't anything to be concerned about… it is just another full day at the hospital for Sal unfortunately.
Each unit takes about 3 hours so I expect her to be finished about 6pm. So far, her Hickman line is behaving so, so far, no needles.
We have been told that she may not feel the benefit for a few days but hopefully she will feel much better in a day or two.

 

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