February 7, 2011

Here we go....

Day 1 IL-2
Prayer request
  • fever and chills (including shaking chills)
  • flu like symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • loss of appettite
  • tiredness
  • drop in blood pressure
  • skin rash
  • itching
  • fluid retention in the tissues
  • increased levels of creatinine in the blood which could mean kidney damamge
  • decrease in urine which could mean kidneys are not functioning well
  • elevation in the blood of certain enzymes or bilirubin which could indicate liver irritation or damage.
  • increase in the blood of a type of white cell called eosinophil that is sometimes associated with allergic reactions.
  • increase in the number of white cells in the blood.
  • fewer red blood cells and platelets in the blood.
    • a low number of red blood cells can make you feel tired and weak
    • low platelets casue you to bruise and bleed easily.
Less Likely ( I will list just a few) 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Capillary leak in which fluid and proteins leak out of tiny blood vessels and flow into surrounding tissues, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure which may lead to multiple organ failure such as kidney, heart or liver failure and shock.
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • High levels of uric acid in the blood which could damamge the kidneys
  • Nerve damage
  • mouth sores
  • severe rash that could cause loss of skin
  • hair loss
  • poor blood supply
  • Infections -- bacteria, virus, and fungus
too many to list

Rare but serious
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Heart attack or severe pain in the chest that could be fatal
  • inflammation of the heart muscle which could lead to heart failure
  • bleeding which can occur in the head, stools, the nose, urine and other parts of the body
  • covulsions or seizures
  • coma
I can't list them all the Lord knows them just please lift her up that God would protect her life, her body functions and heart.  I list them not to shock but because they have seen all reactions especially in the likely and less likely.  Please Pray.....

I will try my best to update as the day goes on.  For now we have pet shops to play with......


Hans' Mom said...

best best best of luck with this round, and prayers!!!!

Love, Lara, Hans and fam

The Taras' said...

as I look at this overwhelming list and my heart just breaks for sweet little Halie...I am reminded of how overwhelmingly mighty God is!! I am lifting you up to Him sweet girl! Hang in there! Hugs and love from the Taras'!

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