Friday, January 21, 2011

I went into clinic today thinking that Skyler's platelets were going to be super low because we didnt go in on Wednesday, but they ended up being 227!!!  Thats incredible to me.  Im so used to seeing his counts in the single digits and having to get them at least every other day, and for awhile there he got platelets every single day.  He has gotten well over 100 transfusions already.  Thank goodness for donors.  So we didnt end up getting platelets or chemo this time.
 I finished giving him his last dose of chemo for the week last night.  Since Skyler's bili is now normal they will probably end up starting him on a new round of chemo on Tuesday. (Isnt it weird saying Skyler and normal in the same sentence?  He is usually so far from normal in everything)  He hasnt been able to get the chemo he would normally be on because of his liver, so being able to start this new chemo is so good.  Im terrified though that it might hurt his liver again and we will end up back at he hospital, but he needs these drugs to keep the cancer in remission.

                Getting his vitals taken before going back to our room


Playing his DS while waiting for his labs to come back


Grandma Kathy came to clinic today which made Skyler so happy.  Thanks Kathy.


Hooray for high platelets!

9 comments:

Amanda said...

WOW! Go Skyler! I love the picture of him with his DS, he looks so happy.

Jami N. said...

227? Are you kidding me?? Wow. Way to go, Sky! I miss his cute face. Hope you are doing well!

Plain Jame said...

SUPER LIKE!!! What an amazing kid this little man is...

Tammy said...

He truly is a miracle. Keep up the good work, Skyler. We are all still praying for you and your cute mom.

Schmitt Family said...

Just checking in. Know that we are thinking about you and hoping for the very best! Skyler is a miracle in so many ways! Best wishes from St. George. Skyler, Jessica sends her love!

Amy said...

wonderful to hear that he's keeping his platelets up!
He looks great:) We're praying that his liver can continue to stay in normal ranges!

Briana said...

Go Skyler Go! What great news!!

The Stevens said...

Great news. We love reading your updates.

Erin said...

Wow, what a great update! It sounds like his body is finally rebounding from everything he's been through so far. Hopefully they will remain stable or even climb a little more.

He looks fantastic in the picture with his DS.

Erin & Nolan