Monday, March 28, 2011

Skyler barely made counts to start this new phase of chemo.  His counts had to be above 750 and his are 900.  Thats a big drop from 3300 a couple weeks ago.  I dont think his counts have been that low since we have been home.  Im not liking the fact that his counts are low going into this phase because they are going to drop even more with these new drugs.  His platelets, however, are a different story.  They jumped up to 497!  Way to go platelets!  At one point I thought we were going to be dealing with extremely low platelets for the rest of his life so Im really happy about this little miracle.  His hematocrit is low but not low enough to receive a blood transfusion.  He hasnt gotten a transfusion for a couple months now, also a miracle! 
We will go back up to Primary's early tomorrow morning to get a bone marrow aspirate, an LP to put chemo into his spine and then also start the new drugs.  Please pray Skyler's little body will be able to tolerate this, and also a prayer thrown in to calm my nerves would be much appreciated.  Thank you so much for all the love and support, I am deeply grateful.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Extra love and prayers tonight and tomorrow.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

crystal - praying for both of you now and tomorrow. skyler is doing so amazing - praise God! i can't imagine what you are feeling, but i do know that we serve a God who is bigger than our fears!

Chelsea said...

We are sending up lots of prayers that all will go well with this round. We love you guys!