Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Our little pterodactyl

Today Andrew has been doing much better. We have taken him off dilaudid (hydromorphine) , which is good because it completely stopped all peristalsis and he hadn't had a bowel movement for 4 days. This morning he spent about 45 minutes climbing all over his parents and this afternoon he spent about an hour running around in his walker. As far as the constipation goes, last night at about 3 am the miralax kicked in and as the nurses reported, world war 3 broke out. Not only was the cleanup quite involved but they also had to do a central line dressing change and he was a pound lighter this morning.

Andrew received platelets yesterday and so they jumped from 13,000 to 62,000. Andrew's RBC is also just about to normal levels; now its just time to wait for those neutrophils.

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