Monday, June 18, 2012

Days +31 to +32: I Spy Neutrophils

Good news came on Father's Day - Ezra's neutrophils went from .2 to .3. Finally, some movement! Maybe it was everyone's prayers and positive thoughts. We were worried it might go back down, which has happened before, but the level stayed at .3 today. Ezra's neutrophils need to be at .5 or above for 3 days before he is officially deemed engfrafted, so he still has a lot of work to do. This process is going more slowly than expected, but slow and steady wins the race, right?

Speaking of blood, the blood bank has told us that they would like to get more donors on the schedule for the upcoming weeks, especially platelet donors. The longer Ezra's recovery takes, the longer he will need platelets and blood. So please schedule an appointment if you haven't already and continue to tell your friends. We thank you all for truly giving of yourselves and helping to keep Ezra's little body strong.

All else is status quo here. The usual mix of playing, puking, and snoozing. Here's some Father's Day love.