Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day +16.  Casey's white blood count is up to 0.5 today and the bloody spots on his eyes are just about all cleared up.  Things are moving in the right direction.  Normal range is 5 -10, so he still has a way to go.  He needed another infusion of platelets today.  I am told the platelets are the last thing to recover.  Sometimes it can take months before your body makes enough of platelets on their own.  We will be making daily trips up here after he gets discharged to have his counts checked.  For those of you who don't know, leukemia is a cancer in your blood, which is why they pay such close attention to his counts.  Hopefully this is a sign that the his new cells are engrafting!
Meanwhile, I will get ready for another Pennsylvania blizzard.  What is going on with the weather this year?  February 2010 will definitely go down as one of the most memorable months of my life.

1 comment:

  1. Hi my name is Don Dundore and my daughter Katelyn from Ephrata went through bone marrow transplant last January. Everything is going great for Katelyn since the translate and she is playing soccer for Ephrata. Here is a web sight with our story ( maybe this will help with your journey. If you would like to talk about anything let me know on katelyn's web page. God bless you and your family we will be praying for a complete recovery.