Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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 Cancer, I mean a Bad guy :) at training


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 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





WBC .6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nurse just came in and told us. Stole the Doctor's thunder again. hehehehehe. Will post more after docs come through!!


  1. hooray!!!! Mr Mickey sends kisses of happiness

  2. Woot woot...keep it up Scott!!!

  3. Go Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Scott & Betty,
    I am so happy for you. There really is no place like home.
    Love & Hugs,

  5. OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!!!!!! Continue Prays, Love & support coming your way. Please let us know if we can help in anyway. I really mean that. I can put my skills to work!!. Home sweet Home! Dick & Joanne

  6. Yay!!! Awesome news!!! Praying for you both!! Homeward Bound - so happy for you both!

  7. Yay! So happy to hear this.

  8. Betty tell Scott He has Bud in tears, I am so happy for both of you, I told you he gives us signs we may not always understand them but he gives us Signs

    still praying

  9. Oh BF I am about in tears with this good news. That is terrific!!!! Heres hoping you beat me home! Love to you and Scott!

  10. Excellent news!! Can't keep a good man or WOman down. Will keep the wheel the spinning with prayers for you. Let me know if you need me to help you bring some things HOME. Love you.

  11. Mickey cut his pad on his L. front paw. Dr. Stef said triple-antibiotic ointment and rest. Might be perfect timing, he could re-coup on daddy's lap :)Get those counts up and the food down! Sorry about his paw. Love and continued prayers, Cindy

    1. That may be GOD's plan, I'm afraid Mickey is going to knock his daddy over when he sees him! Maybe that will slow him down a tad. And no face licking!!! Poor Mickey. I'll call you when we know exactly when we will be home to see if we can coordinate the Mickey exchange.

  12. Praise the Lord!!!!!!
    Good God, I'm sure everyone is cheering!! I am so happy to hear this, I can only imagine how good you guys feel. I don't usually pray out loud, but it must work. Whatever it takes!

  13. I cannot f---- believe it. Legionaires. you have the strongest husband in the world to have faced all his adversities. now pour the ensure down his throat. Have they thought of possibly starting him on some TPN. My mom was on it. It went in through the port. TPN stands for temporary (something maybe protein) nutrition. i fbed you with some times that i was hoping we could connect and chat. Til then BF. PS poor mickeys foot i wonder how pookie is fairing from his gun shot

  14. Oh my goodness Dad and Betty. You literally are some of the strongest people ever!!! I cannot believe Dad contracted Legionnares and fought through it with absolutely NO immune system AND without the proper antibiotic. Must have been all the prayers:) I love you both and cannot wait until you come HOME!!!! Ive missed you both sooo much and I cant sleep now that I know it will be soon.
    Love always,