Pray for Grant

Friday, Feb. 19 - 6:54 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, February 20, 2010
Whoever came up with the saying, "the luck of the Irish," clearly never met an Irishman. I though we were getting "lucky" this time and escaped fever for once. Then this morning at 4:00 a.m. Grant woke up with a fever of 102.6. So, to the ER we raced. When we got here, Grant no longer had fever. (At least not what they count as fever - 101). So, you would think we could go home right? No, we had to wait almost 7 hours to get his ANC back (ability to fight infection) and of course it was 0. So, after spending 10 hours in the ER, we have been admitted to the 9th floor of the west tower and will remain here until his counts "trend" upwards. The good news is, he is eating well, acting fine, and his heart rate is fine. And he has over 50 monocytes (which is a ton) so that means his ANC should begin to recover tomorrow. But, I have been down this road way to many times to get my hopes up.

Grant is playing with his Lego’s and watching movies, so I guess all is well! I am waiting on some bed sheets and am looking forward to a hot bath and a good night sleep - RIGHT!!!

I'll update more in the morning. Please pray we get out of here on Sunday night so we can be home for a least a week before he gets the big, bad, ARAC chemo.

Melanie



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Friday, Feb. 19 - 6:54 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, February 20, 2010
Whoever came up with the saying, "the luck of the Irish," clearly never met an Irishman. I though we were getting "lucky" this time and escaped fever for once. Then this morning at 4:00 a.m. Grant woke up with a fever of 102.6. So, to the ER we raced. When we got here, Grant no longer had fever. (At least not what they count as fever - 101). So, you would think we could go home right? No, we had to wait almost 7 hours to get his ANC back (ability to fight infection) and of course it was 0. So, after spending 10 hours in the ER, we have been admitted to the 9th floor of the west tower and will remain here until his counts "trend" upwards. The good news is, he is eating well, acting fine, and his heart rate is fine. And he has over 50 monocytes (which is a ton) so that means his ANC should begin to recover tomorrow. But, I have been down this road way to many times to get my hopes up.

Grant is playing with his Lego’s and watching movies, so I guess all is well! I am waiting on some bed sheets and am looking forward to a hot bath and a good night sleep - RIGHT!!!

I'll update more in the morning. Please pray we get out of here on Sunday night so we can be home for a least a week before he gets the big, bad, ARAC chemo.

Melanie