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.