Well, Trey had an okay night. He is obviously very sore and battling pain from the surgery. We are keeping him comfortable with pain meds though. We hope that in a day or two, ALL his tummy pain is gone.
Something interesting, and we are not sure what to make of it yet, but Trey’s platelets jumped up to about 140,000 over night. They have been as low at 10,000 last week. I cannot remember, if ever, Trey’s platelets being that high. They are almost in the normal range (152,000-348,000 is normal). His white blood cell count is also at 3,000. It’s been at like 100-200 the last few weeks (4,000-12,000 is normal). We, of course, do not make too much of anything right now, but those are good things to celebrate…even if they are temporary. We will just have to see what his numbers do over the next few days and weeks.
We, of course, are still wanting to see improvement in Trey’s skin. It would be awesome, if with this healthy cell production, that the good cells would help fight off these bad cells in the skin. We don’t expect that to happen, but it sure would be nice. We will continue to give medicine to help battle the abnormal cells in the skin, but a little help from his own good cells would be wonderful. Once again, we will just have to see what happens.
So…there is much to wait on right now. I still feel that, no matter what, removing the spleen was the right decision. I think it will only help Trey. Please just keep lifting the little guy up, mainly for him to be free of any pain. That would be such a lift to his spirits. He is resting right now, and we are waiting to see the doctor. I’m just hoping for a nice, relaxing, pain-free day for the little guy.
Thanks for praying with us!