Saturday, March 20, 2010

Big "ifs" and big things

Yesterday's lab visit revealed that The Boy needed reds and platelets, so it was back to the hospital for him and Grandma.

From our previous experiences, The Boy was usually NOT up to 100,000 platelets 3 days after being so low as to need a transfusion. But then again, who knows--he has doubled his platelet count in a day before (although going from 30 to 60 isn't THAT impressive).

As we have said, his oncologist is watching this whole process very closely. Because The Boy has received only half of his doses this past cycle, and less than that for the one before, the oncologist is suspicious about his ability to both tolerate and benefit from much more of the treatment. On the other hand, if The Boy does recover in time to start chemo #18 on Monday, then we talk about upping the dosage.

The kidney is a factor, of course, and an additional GFR will reveal what the trend actually is with regards to kidney function.

In other news, much more exciting news, the swingset is here! Last week, our friend Dave, who is the contractor that did the work on this house after the fire (yes, remember that while we were starting relapse treatment for The Boy back in 2008, Grandma and Grandpa were putting their home back together after a nasty kitchen fire) drove to our old house to get the swingset. He put it up here at Grandma's house; The Boy hasn't seen it yet but will be excited, I'm sure! Dave reports that the new owners are nice people. He's retired military, just like Dave, so they had plenty to talk about.

Today should be a fun day. The weather is supposed to be nice.

I can't believe that it is almost 11:30.


Sarah R said...

Hope everything looks okay with the GFR.

I'm excited for the swingset! I wish we had one, if only to convince Andrew that swinging is fun and not scary. He cries his super scared cry!

Our weather was nice, but it's actually pretty cold today.

Jennifer said...

It seems like they are really taking care of David and making sure they do things right.

I'd love to see the look on his face when he sees his swing set. How fun!!

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