Thursday, July 26, 2007

Low Again

Ben had another chemo treatment today. Unfortunately, his white blood count is down yet again and the prediction is that it will get even lower as the impact of the current round of chemo treatments hits. He is currently receiving two types of antibiotics through his PICC line every day (the good news is that he doesn't have to take the pill antibiotic that he had to take earlier this week which tastes horrible) and this will likely be the case at least through the weekend.

The blood transfusion yesterday brought his hemoglobin level up so he is feeling better today and not nearly as tired. Looks much better too. Better to have some color in those cheeks! Speaking of cheeks his right side is still pretty swollen due to what they believe is an infection in a saliva gland. Hopefully the antibiotics will help this soon as it is sometimes pretty painful for him. But he does like the fact that he is supposed to suck on sour hard candies as part of his "medicine".

1 comment:

Aunt Stefanie said...

Ben is a complete stud, a total champion -- and he has the most unbelievable parents and brother in the world. I am awed by the thought that I share parts of genetic code with two such incredible boys.

I love you all so much and am thinking of you constantly, albeit from very far.