Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Day +293

Labs from Monday:

WBC 4.8
Hemoglobins 13.3
Platelets 240
ANC 1776
Height 33 inches
Weight 30 lbs 3 ounces

I will try to take some new pictures today. Her ANC is back up so that is good. They think maybe the eye surgery stressed her body out and that was why it was low. We had a long visit Monday but they said she is doing great. The next month or so will be the test. The Rituximed (sp?) will start to wear off and she is weaning off the Cyclosporine and will be done with that Oct 1st. So if things are going to change it will show this fall. Fingers Crossed.

We had our follow up visit for the eye doctor today. He said everything looks fine from the recovery standpoint but her left eye is still a little crossed. She will go back at the beginning of December for a second follow up. At that point we will talk about possibly having to redo the surgery on her left eye. The doctor did say if we wanted to we could try the patch and glasses again and see if she is a little more cooperative. So we will give that a try.

The therapist from First Steps is coming today and I am hoping Missy Miss will be cooperative with her. She is still learning new things everyday and saying more words. Daddy bought her a working (but play) microphone and she sings the beginning of Fergie's song "Big Girl's Don't Cry" (La la la la) and "Brella" from Rhianna's song Umbrella. Daddy also made up new words to Amy Whinehouse's song "Rehab" and he sings "They try to make me go to preschool and I said No No No" and she will sing the No No No part. It is cute.

Anyway ... I had to edit the blog the last entry because we were told if I did not then we would not get our final paychecks. They said I had inaccurate information on there. This was all by email. So Jason asked for the accurate information so we could be "Truthful" but did not get a reply back. Go Figure.

We are both sending out resumes and Jason has been on a couple interviews so hopefully things will get back to normal soon on that front. If anyone missed it Jason and I were both fired from our job on August 10th. The day after Dani's surgery. I did not go into work because Dani has been sick the night before and they told Jason when he walked in. I still have never be told why I was fired. My termination letter says per our conversation with your husband. Five years and that is what I get. Nice!!! Talk about lack of loyalty. Which was the reason they fired Jason. He put his resume on Monster. ANYWAY ... we are trudging along. Everything happens for a reason and I am sure things will end up better in the long run.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Day +281

Counts from last Thursday 8/9/07

WBC 3.7
Hemoglobins 11.5
Platelets 236
ANC 1073
Retic 1.15

Today's Count
WBC 3.5
Hemoglobins 12.9
Platelets 300
ANC 805
Retic 0.9

We are a bit concerned with her ANC being below 1000 and continuing to go down. We will keep an eye on it and see. She has been acting fine. She has somehow learned the sign for "more" and it is soo cute. She also nows sings "Brella, Brella, Brella" which is from that Rihanna song "Umbrella".

Her eyes are doing fine and the blood is about gone around them. I will update with a picture soon.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

All Things Happen For A Reason

Most importantly Dani is doing wonderfully. I have some pics I am posting from the boys getting home yesterday. I still do not have her numbers from Thursday but I will call Monday to get them. She was sick Thursday night all over me and our bed so we took a late bath and Jason cleaned up the mess. Fun Fun. Her eyes are bloodshot in the corners and to the pupils, but she is acting ok. Maybe a bit more whiney then normal.
The boys are starting school tomorrow. I am not sure what the heat will play into that but they are ready to get back and see their friends.


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Day +273

I will add her labs when I get them.

Dani is ok and sleeping right now. This was probably the hardest recovery room visit we had. She was sooo woozy that she clung to the nurse for a minute or five, and did not recognize us. The insides of her eyes (toward her nose) is red and swollen and that could last a few weeks. She will be hazy in her eyes from the drops and such until tomorrow morning. She was still, right before nap, still acting like she had a good night at the bar (stumbling and such). Yet, as Missy Miss always does, she was smiling and wanting to dance after we got home.

The best news out of this surgery is her eye sight has not gotten worse over the year. Dr. Tysen said we would wait a few months and see about the lens implant surgery. Right now developmentally she is doing fine and if she starts struggling we will pursue the other surgery. His concer is that she has corneal clouding and that will not stop after the lens implant. So it is a wait and see type of thing