Thursday, May 6, 2010


Today we made our way down to Yale in hopes of Colin being ready to begin "Maintenance". The start of this final phase is count dependent (ANC of 750+ and platelet count at or above 75). We arrived at clinic at 8:30 and a blood draw was taken to determine if he was ready. While we waited for the results Colin was entertained by Connie the Social Worker, Carolyn the Nurse Practitioner, Dylan and his Mommy and of course a pile of books.

Unfortunately, the blood test results indicated that his ANC went down from 600 last week to 300. The results took both Mommy and Daddy by surprise because Colin's energy level had been very high and his appetite has returned to normal .. well as normal as it gets for a two year old! The good news is that his platelet count is now back to normal limits as well as his hemoglobin count. So we'll hunker down and try to remain germ free giving Colin's ANC the opportunity to rebound.

On the Maddie front:

This past week Maddison had her 9 month check and she's steadily keeping up with Colin. She didn't receive any vaccines, has been given the green light to eat table food, will be getting two more teeth any day now and will start to pulling herself up shortly...lookout!

Weight: 21 lbs 8 oz (85%)
Height: 28" (65%)
Head Circumference: 45.5 cm (90%)

Colin's numbers at 9 months:
Weight: 20 lbs 13 oz (55%)
Height: 27.5" (25%)
Head Circumference: 46.4 cm (75%)

Did we mention they are now both in the same diaper size?

Good night everyone and thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and support.

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