Lorelei's oncologist was concerned about her low white blood counts yesterday. She is at risk for infection because her immune system is kaput. But he did not tell her she had to hide out in a bubble. Instead, he told her to "be cold." (He acknowledged that he knew this would be difficult for a person like her.) He wants her to avoid all close contact. No handshaking or hugging. Lots of personal space. Lots of antibacterial spray and gel.
We've been so overwhelmed by loving care and support from everyone but we are asking that you help us in this regard. Since Lorelei's immune system is severely disabled, we will likely avoid unnecessary social interaction. (KD's movie premier and red carpet on her birthday is "necessary" but even then we'll use precautions.)
Please don't be offended if we ask for no visitors or if we pass on your offers to bring meals. We're just trying to protect Lorelei. Even healthy people carry bacteria and viruses she can catch.
We hate that she has to "be cold" but we hope you will understand.
Posted on Thu, August 16, 2012
by Andrea Decker