Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Still Low

Ben's numbers are still low but he is feeling pretty good. He has been in a great mood today! We had our normal hospital visit this morning but it was pretty short - he just had labs drawn and received his two types of antibiotics. We were out of there in about 2 hours! The labs indicated that his numbers remain low as expected. Polys are 68 (normal 1800-8000), Hemoglobin 8.3 (normal 11.5-14.5) and Platelets 101,000 (normal 150,000-450,000). They have extended his appointments for antibiotics for an additional week so now scheduled until about the 21st of December.

There was a great party scheduled for this afternoon at a wonderful hotel in Beverly Hills for the pediatric oncology patients to go and decorate cookies and eat fun food. Unfortunately, we were told that due to Ben's extremely low white blood cell count that we really shouldn't risk going. No sense risking an infection for an hour or two of fun. Ben was disappointed, but since I have just about every shape and color of sprinkle ever made I promised Ben that we will bake our own cookies and have fun decorating them here.

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