Pray for Grant

Tuesday, Feb. 2 - 4:47 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Well, I spoke too soon. Grant spiked a fever of 101.7 at 3 a.m. today. So, we have been admitted - and are very tired. Grant's counts slipped even further, but there are signs of recovery. Grant has been in wonderful spirits all day and does not seem sick at all. David took Claire to school this morning and then to ballet. I wish I were not in here so I could be there taking of him too. He is not supposed to drive and was ordered to "take it easier" last night by his surgeon. So much for that. I am hoping he will get a ride to and from work tomorrow and then just comes home and sleeps. But it is hard to just relax when you have to tend to a spunky four-year old.
 
The only thing that is troubling me about Grant's counts is that he has a blast percentage today. The Dr.s are not worried about it and think that it is due to his bone marrow just trying to recover. However, it makes all of us, including them, to see that. A blast is what shows up when you have relapsed. It can also show up when your bone marrow is in overdrive, which we think and are praying is Grant's case. I think the most comforting thing is that his bone marrow biopsy two weeks ago looked fine. Please, please pray that Grant is fine and that the blasts that are showing up are NOT a sign of a relapse. That would just destroy me. Also, please pray they let us go home either tomorrow or early on Thursday.

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!

Tuesday, Feb. 2 - 4:47 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Well, I spoke too soon. Grant spiked a fever of 101.7 at 3 a.m. today. So, we have been admitted - and are very tired. Grant's counts slipped even further, but there are signs of recovery. Grant has been in wonderful spirits all day and does not seem sick at all. David took Claire to school this morning and then to ballet. I wish I were not in here so I could be there taking of him too. He is not supposed to drive and was ordered to "take it easier" last night by his surgeon. So much for that. I am hoping he will get a ride to and from work tomorrow and then just comes home and sleeps. But it is hard to just relax when you have to tend to a spunky four-year old.
 
The only thing that is troubling me about Grant's counts is that he has a blast percentage today. The Dr.s are not worried about it and think that it is due to his bone marrow just trying to recover. However, it makes all of us, including them, to see that. A blast is what shows up when you have relapsed. It can also show up when your bone marrow is in overdrive, which we think and are praying is Grant's case. I think the most comforting thing is that his bone marrow biopsy two weeks ago looked fine. Please, please pray that Grant is fine and that the blasts that are showing up are NOT a sign of a relapse. That would just destroy me. Also, please pray they let us go home either tomorrow or early on Thursday.

Melanie