We are constantly reminded of how precious life is. Our time together is so short. We are constantly praying for the Lanes, who have decided to take their sweet little girl off of life support today. We are grateful that she doesn't have to suffer any longer, but we know that we will miss having her here.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Andrew is happy and doing well, but we are getting a bit stir-crazy. We were told Wednesday that we might go home Thursday morning and then on Thursday that we would probably go home Friday morning. But, we are still here at the hospital. Essentially what happened was that Andrew's overall white blood cell counts were going up steadily. His red blood cell counts were rising slowly and his platelets have been normal (even for a healthy person). On Thursday, though, he had no neutrophils and so they decided to wait until Friday, then Friday, his overall white blood cell count dropped a bit. This is perfectly normal when recovering from chemo, but it meant that they would have to watch him for a little bit longer. Today 30% of his circulating WBCs are monocytes, which usually come up right before neutrophils. If his count hadn't dropped, then he would probably be home now, but ohhh well, staying here is what is best for the moment. We really haven't been here for too long this round and Andrew has stayed healthy through out so I shouldn't complain. I guess its just hard to stay here when Andrew seems so healthy and normal.