A week has passed since my last entry and again we just returned from the doctors office. Don's initial lab tests are still in a good range, but I am concerned. This week his platelet count increased by 1,000. When he first had to cut the Interferon shot down to 1/2 the dose, his platelet count increased by 8,000. The next week it increased by 2,000 and this week, only by 1,000. I cannot help but to be concerned by this. I am scarred it may start to slip backwards again.
It is very difficult, for me at least, to just stay calm, confident ...and patient. Don's 12th Interferon shot is going to be on Saturday, the 28th of March. His next lab is scheduled for the following Monday, the 30th of March. It would take a week after that to get the results back...a grueling week for us I am sure! This was the big Viral Load test that will tell us if the chemotherapy is working or not. Medically he will be classified as either a responder or a non-responder.