Well Vega did get out of hospital yesterday on Wednesday evening. Today, Thursday she was in an awful mood, not sure if it was the chemo she had yesterday or if it is the change from hospital to home once more but we had crying and screaming most of the day. I get really stressed out with this and I am finding it very hard to stay calm so I also cry and scream a bit. Not good at all. Tomorrow is Friday 13th and I am not superstitious but it just seems like every day is a little unlucky nowadays. I am taking her to the homeopath in the morning, and then we get a visit by the district nurses in the afternoon to access her port, draw blood and send it off for testing. She has chemo due on Monday at the Marsden and bloods always need to be checked 48hrs beforehand to make sure her counts are not too low. If they are low she would have to go into hospital for a blood transfusion and so 48hrs before chemo allow time for any transfusion should there be a need. Vega has had 8 transfusions so far since diagnosis, 4 platelet transfusion (yellow blood, to help clotting) and 4 red blood cell transfusion. 3 of them in the last week. It seems like an incredible waste to give her chemo to wipe all her own blood out, just to then fill her up with someone else’s. I feel strange about all these blood products she is receiving. Any transfusion carries a risk in itself, because similarly to a transplant, the body can react to the donors blood and reject it. I think I might fill you all in on the details of blood counts and at which level Vega needs to be transfused but tonight I am a victim of the day before. So another time.