Well, Esme has had quite a busy day today. Antibiotics, labs, chest CT, MRI. She’s done well with all her tests, including the MRI. To see what an MRI is like for yourself, do this: get a coffee table, place it on a hard surfaced floor. Lay down a thin blanket under the coffee table, lay face up on the blanket. You can also fold another blanket and put it under you head. Now, lay there completely still for 75 minutes. Then have someone put a loud vacuum cleaner right next to where your head is and randomly turn it on and off, leaving it on anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes at a time. That may come close to what she had to do today

Dr. Woods came in during rounds and said she’s looking better, but her labs are still bottomed out. White count 0.93, platelets 14, ANC 0.01. She got a unit of blood last night so her hemoglobin-gloutin-globin and hematocrit were a bit better (9.3/26.2). We’ll see how her labs are when they draw at 0430…