Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hurdles... Day 288 27AUG09

Renee took Joshua to the clinic this morning to get him checked out. His lungs were clear even though he has had a nagging little cough since yesterday. Hurdle number one jumped.

His counts were low, his ANC has dropped to 600 and his platelets are down to 79. Tripped over the second hurdle.

His hemoglobin was low enough that Dr. Tebbi wanted to top him off before the weekend so he got accessed and got a blood transfusion. Hurdle number three kind of cleared.

While he was there his temperature started to inch up but stopped at 100.4, just shy of a weekend stay. Hurdle number four squeaked as he went over it.

Needless to say they didn't get home until dinner time. Joshua's life is controlled by such small differences in numbers it seems. A tenth either way can drastically alter our plans with no notice whatsoever. For now he is safe at home and under the careful watch of the temperature police. All fingers are crossed that whatever he is fighting off is losing the battle.

I say this as I hear a few more tiny coughs from down the way...


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Keep clearing those hurdles. You are the Mighty Warrior!

You've got a huge celebration to attend today (I hope). Grandma and Grandpa Gandy's 50th Anniversary. Give them my very best wishes along with a huge hug!

Hang tough Mighty Warrior - you are The Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

Well you got about 3 out of 4 Joshy! =) I hope that that stinking fever goes completely away before next weekend. =) Oh and make sure everyone is doing the cold dance! ;) Keep up the fighting monkey butt, you are doing great!!! We will see you Satuday love bug!