Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Still trying to climb... Day 245 15JUL09

Joshua didn't qualify for chemo today. His ANC has only made it up to 286 and it needed to be above 750 for this phase to start. According to the doctor it is very common for kids to not have recovered from intensification in time to start maintenance. So now we wait. All of his other blood counts were in good ranges so at least we don't have any worries there. He will go back to the clinic on Monday to see where his counts are and if were to qualify he would get his chemo then. A few weeks delay at this point is kind of expected and shouldn't have any ill effect on his treatment.

While I was gone teaching this evening Josh re-built, with mom's help pulling out all the pieces, a police truck. He was very proud of his work and agreed, graciously, to let me take pictures.


Miss Laura said...
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Laura said...

Joshua, those numbers are still going up and that's a good thing. I love the police legos. I think you and Jarrod could take on another team and beat them hands down in creativity and speed with your legos. Take care mighty warrior. Love, Laura

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Love the Police truck! It looks like you had a good time rebuilding it. Glad things are getting closer to normal for you and hope your counts keep climbing.

Hang tough Mighty Warrior - you are The Champion butt kicker!

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

=( Thats sucks Joshy! Im sorry, i hope you qualify for Monday!! Just keep eating that salmon. ;) Thats police truck looks awesome dude!! You and mom did a great job. You are a lego wiz.. =) Thats nice of to let dad take some pictures of you lego master piece. Well we love you tons and hope to see you soon. We are going to be very busy this weekend moving and all that fun stuff. See you soon monkey butt