Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All is Good

Well after a few tough weeks it has quieted down and things are good. We went to the hospital last week for a blood check and Vincristine. Thankfully his numbers are still good (ANC 1037, hemoglobin 11.3, platelets 246,000) so the doctors were able to bring his medications up to the 75% level. We will return in 2 weeks for another check to see whether they can go back to full dose levels. We successfully completed another month of steroids and everyone survived so that is good!

Ben has had an amazing year at school even with all the sickness. He received rave reviews from his teacher (who Ben thinks of as a rock star) and we walked out of the conference smiling from ear to ear. This is a short week due to parent/teacher conferences so after David's conference on Thursday I am taking the boys and heading camping. Yes, those of you who know me might be laughing at the thought of me trying to put up a tent...but even if it is lopsided we are going to have so much fun! :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tough Few Weeks

Ben has gone through a tough few weeks, but the good news is everything is now better! His spinal tap a few weeks ago was especially tough and then he had horrible headaches for a full week after which kept him home from school. Everytime we thought he was getting better he would start to get up and do normal things...and the headache would come back full force. Thankfully he had a little bit of a break and got back to school but we needed to go back in to the hospital last week for a check and to see how his liver function was doing and we received the surprising news that he was neutropenic! We were suprised as he was feeling and looking good - but I guess that little cough really did a number on him. After a full week home from school again, we thankfully went back to the hospital today and found out his ANC was up to 983 which means he gets to go back to school tomorrow! Yippee!