Monday, December 8, 2008

YAY!! Mike's counts are up!! :)

So Mike now officially knows some Sloan terminology... we walked into the IV room and Mike says, 'fingerstick'. Of course, coming from the mouth of a 3 year old with a speech delay is sounds like 'finadiks' but I knew what he said... and so did Caitlin, the receptionist in the IV room. It was actually quite pathetic because he said it through tears while he was holding his hand up ready for them to stick him.
Katie came with us today since she was off from school for the Immaculate Conception. She was so excited to come... she loves the playroom and the fact that Mike gets so happy when he realizes she is coming just makes her feel like a million dollars.

Anyway, there we were waiting... and waiting... and waiting again. Katie was hungry so my Dad took her to the cafeteria. They were gone about 15 minutes and Mike and I were called into exam room 4. Dr. Lyden was there with Mary, our favorite NP. Mary took one look and said his numbers look good!! :) His WBC is 11.7, HGB is 11.5, Platelets are 358, and ANCs are up to 7.5!! HOORAY!! The transfusion and 5 days of Neupogen injections did just what they were supposed to do! No transfusion again today!! They checked him briefly... he sounds a little wet to me, like he is starting to get a head cold and they agreed, he sounds wet in his head area but it isn't in his chest so that's a good thing. His temp was great, his ears look good and his blood pressure was good too :)

So, we are home now. He's napping and Katie and I are getting ready to play Candy Land. :) We go back on Wednesday for week 7 of chemo. Both drugs this week so it's going to be another long day at MSKCC.

We hope you are all doing well. Thank you so much for the good thoughts and prayers.

Love you all,


Kay said...

Praise God!

I know it's till a long road but it's so nice to hear about the small battles won!


Kathryn said...

Yeah for his numbers being up! Boo for starting to come down with a cold! Go away sickies!

Joelle Geiger said...

Thank you Lord for his counts being up. Boo for a bad cold.

Big hugs

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm so happy to read good news!

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad that things are looking up and that all is counts were better.

how sweet and sad at the same time that he knew what was going to happen with the fingerstick and that he said it and was ready for it even through tears. what a brave and smart lil' man you have there. :)

i hope you and Katie enjoyed a nice game of Candy Land. :)

I hope his cold is already on it's way out the door... that stinks.

i'm always thinking of you guys.


Jennifer said...

hi there. just stopping in to say hi and let you know i was thinking about you guys.

hope all is well!! :)

xoxoxoxox lots of hugs!!