Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break!

Ben had his vincristine one day early this month for scheduling reasons and all went well. As usual, he had the whole room laughing :)
His numbers are pretty good. White blood count is 3, hemoglobin 12.3, platelets 197,000 and ANC 2706 (still a little higher than they would like but they anticipate it will go down now that he is on his full dose of all medicines).
The boys had their last day of school today before 2 weeks of fun and relaxation. We have lots of great outings planned and a little bit of baseball camp thrown in for some extra fun!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


We just finished up at the hospital, just for a blood check. Ben's numbers are great. His ANC is 5000. I was a bit confused because it has never been this high but they explained that since he was on no meds and then has gradually been coming back up to full dose this is not unexpected. I guess they like the number to be around 1500 and it will likely go back to that level now that he will be on 100% of the normal levels of medications starting tonight. I was nervous that since he has had a cold for the past 5 days or so that the numbers would be low but I wasted my time and energy worrying!
Ben is thrilled and back at school for some very fun activities so everyone is happy!