One day, I will write about something mundane, like budgeting but today is not that day.
Good news: We are out of the hospital and have been for a week! It is so good to have him home and he has settled in as if he hasn’t spent an entire month in the hospital getting blood transfusions every day.
Bad news: He still needs those blood transfusions.
Last week he went through a bone marrow biopsy so the hematologists could find out what the cause of his low blood counts were. And it turns out, he has what is called aplastic anemia. Essentially, his bone marrow is damaged and has stopped producing red blood cells.
I can’t get too into this since our appointment with the hematology specialist isn’t until Wednesday. What we do know is that his immune system keeps attacking the cells. There is no current explanation why this is happening but the theories range from bad blood given when he was admitted to the ER, to a bad reaction to his cancer treatment, to COVID.
Worse news: He can’t have any more cancer treatment until they figure this out.
To be clear, this isn’t a spread of his neuroendocrine cancer. This is a whole separate disease on TOP of the cancer.
When it rains…