Sunday, March 9, 2008

Well... we forgot to set our clocks back...did you? Chandler and I had hopes of going to the work out room this morning, but... you know what happens with the best laid plans?

Chase went with us to the hospital today. You have to be 12 years old. He was proud that he "made it".
His counts dropped a little more today.

WBC 0.03
RBC 3.86
HgB 12.2
Hct 35.5
Platelets 14 ~ so he got a bag today. Chase and I prayed with him, that there would be no reaction this time. (he had 2 last time) And we are happy to report that there was not!! Thank you, Lord.

The pre-meds they give him makes him sleepy, so that's what he's done since we got home.

His potassium was 5.2, high. And his CRP level was 1.33, a little high. That is a lab value that indicates an infection. It's only slightly elevated. If if went up, they would start looking for a source of infection. But they aren't concerned now.

We had a great evening last night. We drove around downtown to find a place called "The Flying Fish". Frank can't go in anywhere yet, but we grabbed a menu, and we hope to have a celebratation dinner there soon! We watched a movie and enjoyed looking through old photo albums I brought.

Please pray with us that:

~ Frank would stay free from infection
~ that the stem cells would begin to migrate out and bring up the counts in a few days.

We are blessed! Thank you! The Carlton gang

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We will be specific with our prayers tonight. Love to you all.
The Dickeys, Greens and Blands

Anonymous said...

We are so happy that you all get to spend the week together. We will be praying for your specific request. Love and miss you!
The Hillis Family

Conway Family said...

Thinking of all of you, praying for all of you and thankful for all of you.
Much love,
The Conway Fam