Things havent really changed these past couple of days. We have just been hangin out and watching Sky's counts. Skyler's platelet counts are still extremely low. The only good that came from taking his spleen out was that it made room for his huge liver. The reason his belly was so huge was because his huge liver and huge spleen were all squished in there and the only room for them was outward. Now with his spleen gone, his liver has basically taken up his whole belly. Its crazy to see because it is so prominent. We havent been able to figure out why his platelet count is always so low, but we have figured out why after receiving units of platelets everyday it doesnt make his numbers come up. It turns out that his body has built up alot of antibodies to all these platelets. Because he has received so many from so many different donors, his body is now saying those arent mine so its destroying them. The oncologist said he has never seen a test come back that high before, meaning he has built up ALOT of antibodies. So the plan now is, the blood bank is going to start screening his platelets (which they dont normally do) for platelets that are most like his own. That way his body wont destroy them as fast. Hopefully this will help his counts come up higher and stay higher for longer. I sure hope this works. I hate seeing a platelet count of a whoppin 3 everyday. A normal platelet count is 150 to 400 by the way.
They also did some testing on his liver. They think he still has fungus deep down inside of it which is making it not function right. Its considered dysfunctional right now instead of failing. Thank goodness, because if he was in liver failure he would not be a candidate for a liver transplant because he has cancer, and they also wouldnt let me give him part of my liver. So lets pray hard that that doesnt happen. That would be devastating. The great thing about livers though is that they can regenerate themselves alot of the time, so if his body gets better then they think that his liver will too. Yay! Its nice to finally have a little bit of hope in that aspect.