On Friday our home health nurse came to draw an Amikacin level (one of his antibiotics) I asked her to draw a CBC as well to see what Skyler's counts where. I was worried his platelet level didnt come back up after his transfusion because his bruising is not getting any better. Just as I thought they were 17. I hear that transfusions are not uncommon during this phase so Im hoping they will start going back up when we are done with DI. Also I was told his ANC would be dropping and boy were they right, he is neutropenic. His ANC is now .1 A normal ANC is anywhere from 3000 to 5000, his is 100. That means he basically has no immune system right now. His ANC has not been that low since he was in the ICU. The thing that scares me the most about this is that his fungal infection is more likely to activate again because he has no "good guys" to keep it away. This could mean trouble so Im hoping his counts can recover quickly. Its also no fun being stuck in the house because we have to stay away from crowds. Thank goodness this phase will be over with this week!
A couple weeks ago Skyler and I were able to get our pictures taken by an amazing photographer, Jessie Oberg Photography. I really wanted to get some more picture of him before his hair grew back because this is the last time he will lose it. If you want to check some of them out just click on this link below.