Tuesday, April 04, 2006

He's OK , but...

Thomas is ok. This is impressive, because his ANC, that's a formula they use to calculate his ability to fight disease, is twelve when it should be 500.

But because of this fact and where we are in the chemo cycle, a fever is something they want to watch in the hospital ...so we've been to the ER twice this week and Thomas was admitted tonight.

BUT HE''S OK (that's for all the family reading this - it's too late to call you all, but I wanted to let you know) and they'll probably release us in a day or two once his fever goes down. HE'S OK and we expect that this kind of thing could happen around this time each month until we're through with chemo.

So we're at Thomas Watch Level "Pray but Don't Freak Out." I'll update you when things change.

Ok, ANC is at zero, so he's going to get some blood, and we'll definitely be here 'til Friday or Saturday. Which is, technically speaking, poopy. He's still as winsome and play-some as ever, though, so I'm not as worried as I could be. Thomas Watch Level is "Pray and Furrow Brow, but Don't Freak Out," since we're still in the realm of what we expected could happen.

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At 8:07 AM, Blogger sarah's_mom said...

Thank you for letting us know! While this will, indeed, become the routine for you guys, it certainly can freak us out. I promise to trust you to tell us when we can freak out, OK? :) I mean that sincerely too. This unexpected - yet not - return to the hospital will help explain just exactly why Scott had to quit his job. Weekly chemo, vocal therapy, emergency trips to the hospital IS a fultime job. Hearts and prayers will be lifting you three up daily! I know I speak for many, many of us when I say, please don't think that you have used up your "we need help" cards. We know this is a long term commitment!
Much, much love, MOM

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Thomas, as told to Sarah said...

I really will. I'll use words like the doctors do when it's serious - like, "This is really serious." or "It's grave." when it counts.

This one really was something we pretty much saw coming. ..and Thomas was cranky and sleepy all day but by the time we got to the ER he was playing with his bunny, dad's beard, smiling at the techs . . . I think we're ok for now.

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Rhonda said...

man, i really wanted to come visit today. But, oh well... I love you all.

soon enough i'll get to give thomas a big big hug.

let me know if you need anything. Love you

At 2:30 PM, Blogger gracie said...

Prayers for you... from my mother-heart.

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an outsider looking in, wanting to reenforce what your mom said...

there are many of us thinking of you guys often and praying for you daily.


At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't know each other. I'm just a stranger dropping in to let you know I care.

My sister's kid was very sick for a long time, and it was very hard for everyone to cope with the sometimes scary medical situations that arose just about every day.

One thing I learned from it all is that little ones are pretty fragile looking, but they will surprise you every time.

You have my respect and my prayers!

At 12:52 PM, Blogger The Monkey Attack Victim said...

I am sorry I have sucked at updating comments lately!


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