Thursday, September 17, 2009
Almost there!!... Day 308 16SEP09
Joshua's ANC doubled over night and he is now 295. Hopefully tomorrow Joshua will be out of the hospital and back at home. He started out the morning with his port not working properly when it came time to draw labs at 4 a.m. He went later in the day to have a port study done. Joshua thought it was pretty cool. They injected a contrast dye into his port line and filmed it going through the line. He could see his heart beating and his lungs inhaling as it went. Joshua did a great job and he even got a special picture of it. I was just happy and relieved to see his beautifull lungs filling with air and his heart beating and no tumor in sight! The doctor came out right away and told me that everything was ok with his line. He could have had a small clot that was causing a blockage but it was working great now. That is a big relief. We don't want his port to start malfunctioning. It causes Joshua a lot of pain when they can't draw blood and they are pushing down hard on it. Also being accessed 4 times during a 12 day stay is a bit ridiculous.