So now, Ty's ANC is 200 which is very low called neutropenic. It basically means his body can't fight germs. Which is why Rhinovirus (a cold) landed him in the hospital. That is the only thing that has come back positive on the tests they ran to see why he had a fever. They have him on ceftazadime anyway just to make sure and get whatever gave him the fever. We'll do that for a couple of days until he goes back to clinic on Tuesday for more chemo. Then we will find out if he has to stay on the IV antibiotic for more days or if they think he can be done with it. He is doing pretty good, still eating if he has had zofran, starting to get mouth sores from the doxorubicin he's on, but they aren't too bad yet. We'll probably post again on Tuesday after his appointment.
So here we go with the whole germ thing again...we basically have to keep him away from as many people as possible...no child visitors...lots of hand washing and sanitizer and cleaning...and lots of other rules that are too many to list. Here's how the weekend was...
|Visiting the funny vending machine that tells you vending machine food is bad for you when you push the buttons.|
|The tech brought Merin some Doritos too...she was loving the hospital life!|
|HopeKids Wasatch Adventure fundraiser...looks like they got to put Ty's name on something|
|Adventure walk...woo hoo!|
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