Friday, April 25, 2008

Another Hospital Visit Done

Ben felt great yesterday so he went to school. We went to the hospital in the afternoon for his monthly visit. He had a blood draw and received an injection of Vincristine. Ben did fantastic as usual. No complaints and he had fun showing everyone pictures of his cats and puppy.

Ben's platelets and hemoglobin were good. His white blood count was a bit low but not in the danger levels and likely due to the cough that he has been trying to fight off. I was worried that we might have to go back in to check his levels next week - but they said that unless he gets a fever we don't have to go back in until next month.

He continues to be awesome in the pill swallowing department. He took many pills yesterday including 5 1/2 Dexamethasone, 7 1/2 Methotrexate and 1 1/2 Mercaptapurine...he just swallows them all without any trouble at all.

Unfortunately, his cough acted up last night and this morning so we decided he should stay home today just to be on the safe side. Thank goodness he doesn't have a fever so now we are just trying to have a calm day so he can get back to feeling 100% again.

On another subject, the boys got to see their Aunt Stefanie and meet their new uncle and two cousins on Wednesday night! They had a lot of fun together and are looking forward to seeing them again soon!

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