Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Friday, February 2, 2007

Back from today's clinic visit

Just got back in from Scott's first clinic visit. His bloodwork was pretty good all around. His ANC number jumped from 660 on Wednesday to 1253 today (anything over 1000 at this point is great news). He has hemoglobin level that is a bit low, which is expected. This is going to have us back for a clinic blood test on next Tuesday (2/6).

He did have a dose of vincristine this morning. He had no problem with them accessing his port, said he didn't even feel the needle stick. His attitude and mood are wonderful. Scott is handling all of this remarkably well.

The doctor have okayed him to stop taking the Allopurinol altogether. So he now is only taking the Bactrim on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. He will continue the steroids for another two weeks.

We only have to keep him in as germ-free an environment as possible. Anything that gives him a fever of 100.5 or higher means we are off for a hospital stay right away. So far, so good.

Now we're off to be couch potatoes for the afternoon and weekend.


Carolyn said...

Yea! I am so glad Scott's visit went well today. Hopefully you will all get closer to that "new normal" over the next few days and weeks.

Love all of you!

christine said...

thanks David for all the info you give us and all the strength and love you give to Scott, Derry and Stephanie. It would be good to have a photo of Scott on this site so those who only know him by name can see him.
lots of hugs

Sandie said...

I had no doubt that Scott would do well on Friday, but it's wonderful news nonetheless. Each passed hurdle is a blessing. Trying not to be too much of a bgb... lots of love to you all.