Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Day T+13 Coleson is a champ!
His WBCs are up to 2.0 already and is Neutrophils are up to 1.5 which means he is making marrow. All of his VOD indicating stats are down so I am no longer worried about this. His fever is down. His weight is down a little as well. We just decreased his morphine (they have to reduce this very slowly), so hopefully he will be more awake. He did have about 20 or so minutes of play time with the therapists but otherwise is still sleeping. The Dr. thinks he doesn't need the morphine for pain anymore so it is just making him sleepy at this point. The most worrisome part now is his mucositis and making sure his airway clears up. He is still breathing noisily but is Sats (Oxygen saturation level) are between 94% - 98% and his heart rate is down a little as well. Hopefully those WBCs will start taking care of his throat so he can breath quietly again.
In other news, both Peyton and I are on antibiotics for our coughs. The Dr. scared me with thinking I had whooping cough but no one else thinks so. Peyton's labs came back clean and my lung X-rays were clean as well but whatever is making me cough should be covered by the z-pack (unless I have another pacemaker lead that is intermittent). I hope to get my EKG results back by Thursday.
Your prayers are working so please continue to do so. We can feel the love and support worldwide - literally we are getting letters & cards (and Stars) from friends and colleagues as far away as Singapore, China, Germany and India. We have hung up each one in either Coleson's hospital room or our room at the RMH depending on where you sent them. Our walls are covered making beautiful murals.