Friday, January 30, 2009

Chemo and Good Numbers

I picked up Ben early from school yesterday to go get his Vincristine and a blood check. All went well with the chemo and the blood results were great. Hemoglobin at 12.8, Platelets at 217,000 and ANC at 2126. Ben was feeling pretty good so he was able to participate in a school event for the 2nd graders in the evening. The theme was Chinese New Year so the children made a presentation giving the parents information about what they have learned and then performed a fun song. Ben played the xylophone. After the performance we proceded into the classroom to play fun math games. The night was a big success.

Ben started with a small cough last night that we didn't worry about too much as it wasn't worse this morning before school. However, later in the morning I received a phone call that I should go to the school to pick him up because he wasn't feeling well. Not only had his cough gotten worse but he was also having major tummy trouble - most likely from the Vincristine yesterday. We are laying low today hoping that he will be able to do all the fun things planned for the weekend like go to a birthday party and play in his hockey game.

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