Tuesday, February 16, 2010


We went to the hospital for a blood check yesterday and received terrific news...Ben is no longer neutropenic! Yay!!! His ANC is over 2200!! Hemoglobin and platelets are also great so they are putting him back on his medications at the 50% level and we will go back in next week for another check and some Vincristine. Ben is so happy to be able to go back to school!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a nice day of playing Yu gi oh (well not me, but Ben, David and Scott had fun with it), eating sweets and watching the Olympics. Ben has been bummed to have had to miss quite a few things this past week but we have tried to make up for it with fun games, lots of Heely practice and even had a friend spend the night last night which was fun for everyone!

We are scheduled to go back to the hospital tomorrow for a blood check and are hoping and praying for some great numbers! That would be the best Valentine's present ever!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Neutropenic AGAIN!

Well, Ben has a cold but is otherwise feeling pretty good and is in good spirits. Unfortunately, we went to the hospital this morning and found out his ANC has dropped to 178 :(
He is not allowed to go to school this week so he will miss the Valentine's Day party scheduled for Wednesday, but thankfully there are only 3 days of school this week. He is a little bummed because we had all kinds of plans for the 5-day weekend ahead but I think we have to cancel most of them and come up with different things to do. Ugh!