Thursday, August 13, 2009

Long Day

Ben had another spinal tap today. He was feeling very yucky this morning - tummy ache, headache, cough and his legs were sore too (but that was probably from the Kings hockey camp this week giving him such a good workout!). Plus not being able to eat or drink was getting to him by his appointment time.

After being examined by two doctors they decided that it was safe to go forward with the spinal. Ben was his usual goofy self and entertained all in the room while he was sedated. I was told he was was very talkative and funny during the actual procedure. Thankfully, it didn't take very long for him to come out of it today so we were home in time for David to be delivered home from camp by a wonderful friend.

Ben's back is a bit sore and we need to watch his cough and make sure he doesn't get a fever but otherwise all is good. His amazing nurse called with his numbers and they are all good: white blood count 2.2, hemoglobin 12.1, platelets 194,000 and polys 1562.

Now we just need to make it through the next 5 days of steroids :)

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