Wednesday, February 29, 2012
tree lighting event. They decorate a 23 foot Christmas tree with thousands of gold ribbons, each bearing the name of a child who has or has had cancer. The tree is in Washington DC. Carter had his own ribbon on that tree this year and I just got it in the mail today! How cool is that?! I'm gonna have to do some sort of scrapbook or something with all this stuff I'm collecting...
Monday, February 27, 2012
Chelsea's Closet came again today right as we were packing up to go home.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
That's right, Carter has RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus). It's not a huge deal and it gives the doctors a reason for the fever he had on Friday. His lungs sound so much better already and his coughing has subsided quite a bit. They are still doing more tests, a few other viruses and also some liver related stuff since his liver function numbers came up again today. Also, he's neutropenic today, meaning his ANC is below 500. He took his oral medication last night but they are once again going to hold that for a few days. The good news is that his blood culture is still clear after 48+ hours!! So as long as there's no more fever, the cultures stay clear, and he continues to do well, we might get to come home tomorrow. I'm trying not to get my hopes up but... they're up. He's been having a blast playing the Toy Story 3 game on the xbox. He's been laughing so hard and been in a great mood all day. Now we're hoping for a great night sleep and a great day tomorrow.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Last Thursday was Carter's monthly clinic visit. Everything went very smoothly, even with all three kids there with me! His counts look very similar to last month's: White blood cells 1000, ANC 600, Hemoglobin 11 and platelets 190,000. His ANC is still a little lower than they want it to be so they may change his dosage a little next month. But for now, we just keep on truckin. He still has bad days every now and then, still gets sick some mornings, but for the most part, he's doing really well. This last week was rough, but he seems to be doing better now. On a side note, he's started medicine for asthma. So far it seems to be helping quite a bit. Poor kid has so many medicines going on!