Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Back to work... Day 112 04MAR09
Apparently the operators in Joshua' s white blood cell master control room heard all the alarms going off and decided to get back to work. I can imagine them rushing around tapping gauges and pulling on levers. Rerouting this to that and that to this. Yelling back and forth as distant machinery starts to groan and creak. Half empty cups of stale coffee strewn around on the consoles. Consternation on their faces.
It does, however, appear to be working. His ANC climbed to 148 .
The G-CSF seems to be working. Josh will continue to get it until his ANC hits 500 or better. All of this other blood work looks okay right now. His fever has come down to 100.3.
Earlier today Renee and Josh got relocated to a different room right down the hall. It was freshly disinfected and ready for immediate occupancy. The old room got the full service wash and and hot wax.
How is his appetite you ask? The doctor prescribed Megace today which will help stimulate his appetite. It started to work a little. Renee's mom brought in some tuna salad, one of Joshua's current favorites, and he ate a little bit. The Megace will take a little while to kick in and start working, so we are hoping for an improvement in the next day or two.
Jarrod is spending the night at the hospital with Joshua and Renee.
I am spending another night alone with the cat...
He is a good cat, but he just can't seem to grasp string theory and I feel our conversations are going no where. Why can't he just listen to me? I really need to find a better friend...
Yikes. Things are pretty weird here late at night.
No picture of Josh today. I take full responsibility. I just didn't get one at the hospital tonight.