Friday, August 8, 2008

We R OUT

Counts finally came back up this morning. His ANC is at 600, which is above the 500 required to leave the BMT inpatient floor. Neither Kevin or I was interested in spending one more night there. He's feeling well today. We had a busy (and early) morning. He had his EKG and Echocardio test first thing. Next we had his audiology test. So far, Kevin's not suffered any hearing loss. We hope this continues, as Kevin's high dose chemo drug, Cisplatin can cause hearing loss, especially in the high frequencies. He only has one more round, so we'll hope and pray for continued good hearing. He's getting excited about his birthday. We're relieved he won't have to spend it inpatient. The nurses are proud of him, as he's told all of them he's donating presents (except for mom & dad's and a select couple of others) to St. Jude. He wants to deliver them himself to the different clinics (B&D) and recovery. That's about all that's going on here.

Take Care,

Eric

2 comments:

terri braswell said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!I know you will have a great weekend. I know you are so glad to be out. We hope to see you around the TH. Much love, Terri and Heather

Laura said...

I am so happy to hear he is out..yeah!!! We are all so proud of Kevin :-)I hope you guys get to enjoy the weekend a bit and I can't wait for his birthday!! I bet he'll be pleasantly surprised at all of the packages..I know my inlaws and even coworkers sent a little something for our amazing Kevin and the ST.Jude treasure box..take care and I look forward to seeing you all soon.I'm so proud of him..that's a long stay in the hospital.
Laura