Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June clinic visit

We went in for Carter's monthly clinic visit last week.  The Dr. said Carter looks great!  His numbers are up a little bit from last month.  White blood cell count is 2800, ANC 1700, hemoglobin 12.1 and platelets 211,000.  Since his ANC is slightly above the 1500 that they like to keep it below, they increased the dose of one of his oral meds a little bit.  His sedation went really well and he woke up feeling better and a lot less wobbly this time around.  He's been sleeping more since then, recovering from the chemo but he's pretty much back up to his normal energy levels now. 

It made me very happy the other day when I realized that this summer I will NOT have to put sunscreen all over his bald head!  And he hasn't thrown up in 2 months!!!!  The last time that was true was about a year and a half ago.  We are all so happy that he's feeling so good.  Also, I just registered him for kindergarten.  Holy Cow.  The office lady was so very sweet.  It's all over his registration papers that he's going through chemo for leukemia.  She told me, without asking any questions or anything first, that they will do whatever they can to help him and keep him healthy.  She said, "We're all moms here, we understand!"  She was so kind and caring and it helped to calm my anxiety a little bit.  He, of course, is incredibly excited to start school.  He will love it and do great there, I'm sure.  It's me I'm worried about.... and his little brother who will be so sad to have his best friend gone everyday.  But, life goes on, and thank goodness for that!

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