Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The power of protein... Day 91 11FEB09

After home school this morning Joshua went to the clinic for a CBC. His ANC today? 1010. A big jump from Monday's 640. We think the main difference this time is the fact that he is taking the Zofran and eating, as well as he did not get a dose of Methotrexate this time. Whatever the reason it is great to see his counts recover without a stay in the hospital involved. He is still borderline for a red blood transfusion with his HGB at 7.3 but we are holding off for now.

His reward for such a good ANC? Money? Fame? How about mom taking him up to the park for the first time in forever and letting him play a little! Today was a beautiful day to go, about 84 degrees with a nice breeze. Renee said that the kids were a little stand offish at first especially when Josh took his hat off. But that they warmed up to him pretty quick. She said he spent his time walking around and talking to different kids. I think it was a chance for Josh to see how other kids who are not a part of the cancer family would react to him. If only we as adults could overlook the differences of others so easily the world would be a friendlier place.


Jamie(Sister) said...

DAY 91!! WHOO HOO. Joshua your count is high!! Thats great monkey! I am very proud of you. Yay no stay in the hospital, thats awesome!! =) Great job.

So you got to go to the park today hu??? Thats wonderful Joshy. I bet you had fun. I am happy that you are curious at how other kids would react or say about your little head and you got to find out today. =) And that they all warmed up to you. I bet that that made you and mom feel good, that know matter what you look like on the outside Joshy all of those kids know what a great boy you are how much fun you are to play with!! =) Thats smile looks like you are a tad tired. big and fun day. You are doing great Joshua!! Keep up the awesome work!! ; ) I love you and stay smiling, i love your big smile.


Nonna said...

Hey Snaggle Snuggle Monkey,

I am so happy to hear you didn't need a transfusion. And even happier to hear you are able to eat!

Sounds like you had a good time at the park. It's great the weather is nice and warm and you can get outside a be a little boy without a care in the world for a while. I wonder if you will start a new fad with your "do"?

You tell your Dad to look at the White House. Some of us 'big kids' have finally gotten the message from you 'little kids'. What I can't understand is why it took so long.

Keep up the great fight Joshua. You're doing a fabulous job kickin that nasty cancer square in the butt!!!

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses


Nonna said...

Hey My Sweet Little Snuggle Monkey,

Just had to take one more look at you before heading upstairs for the night. Hope your evening is fun and without a care of any kind.