Saturday, July 4, 2009

Just a day... Day 233 03JUL09

Today was just that. Another in a long string of days in the hospital where nothing really changes all that much. The wheels keep turning, Josh takes his meds. His counts were a little improved today, his ANC inched up to 44 and his potassium made it to 3. It is an upward trend for at least the last 24 hours so he is heading in the right direction. No word yet on whether or not camp is going to happen. He will definitely need to get his counts up quite a ways before they will sign off on him going. We still have a few days so we are hoping and crossing all our appendages.

Renee and Joshua took advantage of the short break in the cloud cover to get a walk in outside. Renee said he did really well walking and they made a lap around the entire hospital. Josh was thrilled that he got to see the medivac helicopter sitting on the pad behind the hospital. He told me that they were working on the blades and they were only 4 inches from his face. I think I need to take him a ruler...

Joshua continues to look good and he is not acting like his counts are down so we are thankful for that. He also hasn't complained about being in the hospital this time which tells me he feels like he needs to be there. We will go up tomorrow and try and watch some fireworks from the top floor of the hospital. Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th.


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

So glad to hear you got to walk around the hospital. And being so close to helicopter blades!!!!! Wow. That must have been really cool. Tell your Dad to keep his ruler at home.

Keep working on those counts so you can get sprung from the hospital. I have everything possible crossed in hopes that you will make camp.

Enjoy the fireworks. It sounds like you will have a really cool view.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Ann said...

Happy 4th to you all in both homes.(home/hospital) Sure was hoping that Josh would get a day pass. Glad to hear that his counts are slowly coming up.Jen, Billy and the kids will be coming here this afternoon for some swimming and burgers and dogs.It is only going to be 102, and the water will be around 95. Sauna time! Wish we lived closer to each other. Would love to stop in and visit with Josh.Big hugs and kisses to all.

Jamie(Sister) said...

Awesome Joshy that you and mommy got to get out of the hospital for awhile.. =) I heard you did very good on that long walk. You are improving wonderfully on walking normal again. =) Thats great love bug. Well we will be sure to see you tomorrow k. Hope camp happends for love bug. Love you guys and see you soon