It's a two update day!! 6PM March 28, 2012
They finally got a culture to produce from the bronchospy. It is legionnaire's - seriously. It is some rare variant Legionella Feeleii. So that is scary, but at least they know what kind of antibiotics to give him to target it. People die from pneumonia's that are a result of that bacteria. All of your prayers and GOD's grace got him through it. That is what was causing the fevers ,chills, everything.
So tonight's prayer - out loud if you can!
Please GOD, let Scott's appetite and tolerance for solid foods come back tomorrow morning. Let him eat well and gain strength to wage his final battle against this cancer. AMEN.
|Scott shooting |
Update 10:35 March 28, 2012 - Our prayers have been answered!!
Not only are his WBC at .6 so is his ANC which is absolute neutrophils, which is a composite of the white blood cells and some other factors. Technically .5 means he is not neutropenic (lack of immune), but he is not out of the woods.
I talked to his doctor last night, asked here for an overview, would we be here weeks, months, are we going home, how does this affect the stem cell...she said lets see what the counts are tomorrow..so she just called again. She wants to send us home as soon as his counts are 1.0 - that could be in as little as 2 days!!!!!!!! He will still be very weak, and very sick, but she and the rounding doctors think he will heal better at home for 2 weeks.Then we will return.
I am almost in shock, tears are close behind. Scott is sleeping, but he smiled, is off the oxygen. and is getting zero IV drugs today. He still can not focus long enough to read an email or card, but He is getting better. It is now just waiting for his numbers and a little more strength. I will truly be his CNA when we get home. Such a wonderful word - home.
I will get more info to everyone when I get it. One thing I do know is we plan to sleep for 3 days nonstop, no phones, no beeping, buzzing, poking or prodding, just peace and quiet,dogs and the first privacy we will have had for 50 days.
|Scott at training|