Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Well, We learn something new everyday. (That's suppose to be a good thing, I think)

His white count lowered today to 0.01. So, somebody was wrong when they said 0.02 was the lowest the machine could calculate. I hope that's it, cause I'd hate to think Frank just did something new.
His platelets were 9, but they didn't have any to give him.... so.... he didn't get any.

That makes me feel really guilty because I have 100 missed calls from Life-Blood at home. Platelets have a really short shelf life. They take 2 days to process and only have 5 days before they expire. It's hard to do a direct donation for him. I've tried before but the timing gets tricky and he never gets mine.

I got really home-sick....kid-home-sick and made a quick decision to come home for a couple of days. Mom and I switced places. I picked up carpool, and studied for a 5th grade science test with Chase all night.

Frank is where he's suppose to be. His numbers won't start coming up until the 18 or 19th. So all this is normal and expected. He really is doing good!!

Our - (yours, mine and his) prayers are being answered. He's been fever free and other than fatiqued, symptom free. The "chemo" fog is lifting and he's staying awake longer too. More time for us to stare at each other! Although, he did beat me at backgammon the other day.

We love you all.... you make the journey so much easier for us. Thank you!!


Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that you are infection free. Our prayers are being answered and I am thankful. I would be happy to come over and give platelets if you think it would help. My phone number is 901-378-7161. You are so fortunate to have such a great family.
I am going to leave you with a quote from Mother Teresa:
I know God won't give me anything I can't handle I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Finally I hope you have a great day and remember you are being washed in prayer. Kevin Kent

Anonymous said...

Wow, white count .01--you can't possibly have any bad cells left after this!! We are praying for protection from infection. God can handle this--trust Him. Psalm 118:8
--Margaret Martin