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.

Joshua was the grand prize winner at bingo today


Nonna said...

Hey Uncle Snuggle Monkey,

Great looking chest you have there! So happy to know everything is functioning properly and delirious to know your counts are rising. Keep up the good work!

Bingo champion, huh? Is there anything you can't master?

Hang tough Mighty Warrior - keep kickin butt 'cause you are The Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

That picture is pretty cool Joshua!! Im sorry that you had to go through all of that but hey you got a cool picture out of it!! ;) Yay your counts are back in full swing again! Whoo hoo.. And i love the awesome prize you got for winning bingo!! =) Man you are just to good at all of these games you play monkey butt. ;) Well i cant wait to see everyone and my little bella. =)


Scarlett said...

Cool pic, Joshua! Hayden had a picture of his adenoids once, but that wasn't nearly so exciting!

Laura and Frank said...

Wow! What a cool Xray! Glad to know everything is working ok and really excited about those counts going up! Congrats on your Bingo win. Hang in there and hopefully you will be home tomorrow.
Love, Laura & Frank