Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day +22

I don't have a lot to report, which is a good thing in this case. Jacob's ANC was up to 408 as of this morning. We could possibly see 500 tomorrow! After 3 days of being at 500, we can start to taper back his iv nutrition to try to get his appetite back up. If he still does not want to eat, he can get an ng tube, which I am all for. Having one would take all the pressure off of him to swallow medicines, plus I'd have the peace of mind knowing he is getting enough calories. He had one last year, and although he didn't like it, it was a really good stepping stone for him to start eating again. Jacob has started making platelets on his own, which is great! Also, he hasn't had any signs of gvhd. Once we have Jacob switched over to all oral meds and nutrition, and his ANC is high enough, we will be able to leave. He is weaning off morphine, which will take the rest of the week, but I am staying hopeful that we could be out of here some time next week.


Jean Arnott said...

Yippee! This is wonderful news! Happiness and joy all around!

Lindsey said...

That is great Kylene! Sounds like real progress. I really appreciate the update because we are always thinking of ya!