We got up around 8am and I ordered our standard breakfast. Honey-Nut Cheerios for Steve and Cheerios, Banana, and Seasonal fruit for me. Steve ate his breakfast but went right back to sleep. The doctors made their rounds early today. Dr. Davies is in charge of making rounds this week. He came in and said that the numbers on Steve's lab work had significantly dropped already. They wanted to go ahead and redraw the blood to make sure it was not a lab error considering he started the drugs at @ 11pm and blood was drawn @ 3 am, it seemed pretty drastic in a matter of only a few hours. They redrew labs and came back again and let us know it was not an error. His white blood cell counts yesterday were 3.5 and with the 3am blood draw were 1.2. His platelets were 146 and were now 99. His Hemoglobin was 9 and was now 7.9. Dr. Davies also ordered a blood transfusion. The blood did not get here until around 4:00 pm and will take about 3 hours to complete. So, they are going to watch his labs closely and may even have to start drawing labs several times a day versus just the one time in the night. If the numbers keep dropping drastically, they will probably stop 1 or more of the meds. The key is to always keep the IL-2 going. That is the most effective drug against melanoma in his drug regimen.
It's been a pretty quiet day. Steve has slept all day for the most part. The good news is he has not had any chills so far. That is always the worse! (EDIT: 6pm CHILLS - YUCK) They are going to start day 2 meds @ 8 pm tonight. He has started running a low grade fever and started to turn red. This is standard and always happens, so no biggie.
I will update again if needed tonight or sometime tomorrow.
Love you all!!