On Monday we had our home health nurse come draw labs to see if Skyler's counts had come up enough to restart his oral chemo. To our surprise his ANC (which was in the perfect range days ago) tanked and he is very neutropenic. Basically he has no immune system right now which explains the fevers. It doesn't really explain his leg and knee pain though so if it continues the doctor wants to do a bone marrow aspirate to make sure it isn't leukemic cells causing the pain. So fingers crossed that the pain will stop and his ANC will come up so we dont have to do the aspirate.
I bought tickets to Disney on Ice awhile ago for this Saturday and Skyler has been looking forward to this for months, but now being neutropenic he cant go. I just don't have the heart to tell him yet. This has given him something to look forward to for so long and it would have been the first big thing I have taken him to. I'm super bummed and praying that his ANC will magically jump up today. It probably wont happen, but here's to wishing I don't have to break his heart tomorrow. I have been getting used to starting to live our lives again, but at times like this cancer rears its ugly head and reminds me that it still has control over our lives.