Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Finally!

Well the numbers haven't gone through the roof...but at least they are going in the right direction now. Slowly but surely!! Ben received a hemoglobin transfusion Sunday night and it really gave him a boost. The number is still below what we would like but not in that terribly low level it couldn't seem to get out of last week. Also, his platelets are doing great!
He continues to be on the antibiotic pump and receive antibiotics at the hospital every day (this is due to his very low white blood count)...but they think they may be able to stop soon if the numbers continue to creep up. We are just so happy that he hasn't needed another transfusion in a few days.

The doctor still says that if we can get his white blood count up that he will be able to start school in September as long as he has the energy. If things stay on track he will be able to keep a pretty regular school schedule until about mid-October when the next intense phase begins. We are looking forward to a break from the hospital and some normal days!!
We are all smiles over here! :)

1 comment:

Roxy said...

Yey, Ben!!! School in September! :) I'm so happy for you!