Pray for Grant

Friday, July 17 - 9:21 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, July 18, 2009
Today was not a bad day all things considered. Claire spent the day with us at the hospital. She always brings so much joy and cheer with her. I love it. Grant was of course in a great mood all day. We have not had a fever since yesterday morning. So far, the blood cultures they have taken do not show any bacteria. That is all great news.

Grant's white cell count is basically at 0. He has no ability to fight infection on his own, but they do have him on antibiotics around the clock. The weird thing is he received a blood transfusion yesterday and it did not increase his red blood cell count at all. The Dr.s will just keep an eye on that. We are not allowed to go home until his white blood count reaches 2.0 and we see a trend of all his counts heading upward. No one can predict when that will happen. So, we wait.

I want to take a second to thank everyone that donated blood today! I have not talked to Tiffany yet to see how it went, but I am sure it was wonderful! Thanks again to all of you!!!



 

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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, July 17 - 9:21 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, July 18, 2009
Today was not a bad day all things considered. Claire spent the day with us at the hospital. She always brings so much joy and cheer with her. I love it. Grant was of course in a great mood all day. We have not had a fever since yesterday morning. So far, the blood cultures they have taken do not show any bacteria. That is all great news.

Grant's white cell count is basically at 0. He has no ability to fight infection on his own, but they do have him on antibiotics around the clock. The weird thing is he received a blood transfusion yesterday and it did not increase his red blood cell count at all. The Dr.s will just keep an eye on that. We are not allowed to go home until his white blood count reaches 2.0 and we see a trend of all his counts heading upward. No one can predict when that will happen. So, we wait.

I want to take a second to thank everyone that donated blood today! I have not talked to Tiffany yet to see how it went, but I am sure it was wonderful! Thanks again to all of you!!!