Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

The reason I have hope to live in the midst of turbulent seas!
Sorry for not updating you all sooner, but Andrew finished, what was suppose to be 5 days of chemo, on day eight, this past Monday, because of the reaction to the spinal tap and the ensuing fever.
As expected, Andrew's chemo has brought his blood counts low and his immune system wiped out.

This past Tuesday, the day after we got home, Andrew started experiencing twitching in his extremities and muscle contractions, resulting in a visit to the e.r. and another admission over night for observations.  A head c.t. was negative and with the help of some meds, Andrew finally went to bed.  It wasn't a wasted trip though, Andrew needed blood due to low hemoglobin levels, so he got two units of blood.   He was cleared to go home early in the afternoon.

As expected,  Andrew developed a fever last night and we went straight to Children's.  After getting labs drawn, a chest x-ray, and two antibiotics in the e.r.,  we finally got into our room this morning at 2am.   Andrew's platelet levels were low as well, so he got three units of Easter platelets;-)  As far as going home, Andrew will go home on two conditions:  He will need to be fever free for 24 hours and his counts will need to be trending up, so as far as going home, that is way up in the air.

That's it for now.  Please continue to not only to pray for Andrew's physical condition, but his mental state as well.  Andrew's emotions have been vacillating up and down.  I know the past three months worth of stresses have caught up to him in many ways.  He has been expressing his fears and doubts to me more regularly.

Happy Easter everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there Andrew! This is when you really have to believe you are "tougher than cancer"! Stay with it and keep your eye on the prize...BMT. Soon you will wipe the slate clean of leukemia and have a brand new immune system! Many people post BMT celebrate two birthdays a year...the day they were born, and the day received their BMT.
    Molly Isbell