Tyson's Brave Battalion

Tyson's Brave Battalion
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Samuel Johnson

Friday, October 25, 2013

CBC, Giant Microbes White Blood Cell, back on chemo

 Ty received an extra special present from his Aunt Erin tonight, a stuffed white blood cell!  Ah the irony!  This little guy should be wearing a crown because he rules Ty's life!  He's a cute little white blood cell though, isn't he?
ANC stands for Absolute Neutrophil Count...see if you can find that word in this awesome explanation of white blood cells... 
So today Ty went in for a CBC at the Pocatello Children's Clinic.  He was so excited because that means a finger poke which means he gets to pick out a pokie prize!  Yay! 
Unfortunately, even though we were there at 10:00am we never heard back from the PCMC clinic so we don't know if he is supposed to be back on chemo tonight or not.  He's been off his oral chemo pills for two weeks now because his ANC was getting too low.  Today he was supposed to go back on them if his ANC was back up. Sigh.  I guess we wait now until Monday or Tuesday, whenever they decide to call us.  I wish I would have remembered to call and badger them a little this afternoon.  I'll just update this page when I hear from them.  Here's to hoping he gets to go back on soon!...
Update: Back on chemo but back to his old dose of 1/2 6mp 4 times a week and 1 MTX.  Counts: WBC 2.9, HCT 38, Platelets 300-something, can't remember exactly, ANC 1000.  We were surprised that was only 1000 after being off for two weeks, I guess it took him a while to recover.  He had a blast on Halloween, dressed up as the blue power ranger, had a costume parade and party at school, went trunk or treating at the park, visited some cousins, trick or treating in his Grandma's neighborhood, had yummy soup at Grandma's, and trick or treated at his other Grandma's.

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