Wednesday, May 18, 2011

And Today's Number Is....

Platelet count for today 67,000. Normal is 150,000-450,000.

Before the treatment yesterday, they were 23,000. At that number they restrict kids from anything that could cause a bruise or internal bleeding. No trampoline, no bike riding, no bouncing on the bed, etc. I've even read that doctors have taken away kids rocking chairs when they go below 20,000. (What made that story even harder to swallow was that the child had autism and that was his comfort mechanism.)

Keep the prayers and thoughts coming that these #'s continue to rise and stay there.

They consider anything over 50,000 out of the danger zone for serious (and internal) bleeds, so that takes a little weight from my shoulders for this moment.

He sure doesn't look or act sick, does he?

Here is another "Prayer Pic for Nolan" from my friend, Samantha. She and I were co-workers and were pregnant together.

I can't say it enough, but we are so thankful for everyone's thoughts and prayers. Friends have added him to large prayer groups, Reagan told the lady parked next to us at Aldi about him today and she said she would pray for him, and all the virtual hugs and thoughts are a comfort. As our friend, Diane, who brought us a great quiche and two pies for dinner (thanks again Diane!), said last night, "how could he not get better with all these people praying for him!"

It is hard for me, as his mom, to not focus on the negative of the research I've been doing (google is your friend....sometimes!) . It is the hardest thing you have to do when you have to watch your child suffer and you can't do a darn thing about it.

Today's rise is a step towards victory, but there is still a long way to go, and as we've learned quickly, it is a roller coaster.

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