Monday, November 7, 2011

Up and down

Last Wednesday Colin's counts increased to 1100 and he began to perk up over the weekend. He is eating better and has enjoyed a few outdoor activities. Today we were back at Yale for an immune boost transfusion (IGG) which should help him fight the fall/winter colds and get him over this hump. The results of the IGG test showed he was low, coming in at 322. A transfusion is recommended below 400. Since this is a blood transfusion we started with a dose of Tylenol followed by IV Benadryl. The transfusion ran over a three hour period of which Colin slept for most of it. We were disappointed to hear his counts have dropped again, ANC 600, however it was somewhat expected since he started his oral chemo at 50% the dose last Wednesday. We'll check back in on Wed for a CBC before deciding on a possible return to school date.

Thank you to all who joined us and Colin's Crew for a fun night at Beer & Hope. The money raised will assist families with childhood cancer.

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