We had our blood work done today. Timothy’s counts went down again. Additionally, the Coombs test came back positive (which was negative a few weeks ago). What this tells us is that his body is destroying his own red blood cells. Also, he is not producing enough either. With these results, we are back at the hospital. The plan for now is to boost his immune system a bit (with IVIG), probably get blood and platelet transfusions, get a bone marrow biopsy and start on steroids. Besides his pasty coloration and the bruises, he is totally fine. Good energy, eats well and is playful. On our way to the hospital, I asked him if he felt better and he responded by saying that he is not all better and he is still sick. He didn’t fuss or complain about being admitted and staying at the hospital. I guess he knew he needed to be here. We ask for your continued prayers. It’s almost 11 pm and we are still waiting to get our chest x-ray and his peripheral IV line in. It’s been a long day. Thankfully, Timothy is still in good spirits.
Alice, Timothy and your family is in our prayers. Victoria also prays for him routinely. Do not be discouraged as we are rooting for Timothy's recovery.ReplyDelete
Goodness he is CUTE! Prayers that they get this all figured out. Prayers for your whole family. Hang in there, Alice!ReplyDelete
Absolutely love Timothy's smile! I will be praying for improvement in Timothy's counts and a safe, speedy recovery. Stay strong!ReplyDelete
What a sweet little face! He will be in my prayers. Hoping for a quick answer and speedy recovery. Sending hugs your way!ReplyDelete