Thankfully, we are happy to report that from a health standpoint things have been fairly calm around here. Natalie, Matthew and Blair spent a week at Camp Hobe'....nothing but good came from their time at the camp. We were so nervous to send them and worried it would be too long, or that someone would get sick or homesick. This was an amazing experience for Natalie to be immersed socially, and to meet other children with similar challenges. She even met a few other kids with Celiac. Matthew and Blair equally had a blast. We look forward to attending again next year.
Some days ago we took Blair to the doctor because of fevers and a cough. He has walking pneumonia. Poor guy. He is taking some antibiotics and is feeling much better. His fevers have subsided, thankfully and his cough is minimal. He should be back to himself in no time. It was strange to see him pass up the opportunity to go swimming because he was too tired. Truly one of his biggest symptoms was just plain ole tired. He could hardly get himself off the couch. After 10 days of this, we decided it was time to have him see the doctor. For a while I was worried he may have contracted West Nile virus, as he was bit by several mosquitoes...the symptoms are similar. Glad to see him feeling better.
Alice has been to Clinic three times and the Orthopedic since we posted last. Quick summary; Her leg is great, she no longer needs the walking boot...still caution is required when outside, etc.
Clinic visits have been simple, her counts are recovering from the blood type switch over (if that is what her trouble was). She has slowly pulled her hemoglobin up on her own. As you can see below, all her counts have improved...ANC still strong.
Counts on June 27th: Counts on June 11th:
ANC 3000 ANC 2900
Platelets 180 Platelets 158
Hemoglobin 10.7 Hemoglobin 9.5
Retic 2.6 Retic 4.69 (Normal Range .5-1.5)
Camp HOBE' 2014
|Last Day, final gathering.|
|Matthew with his counselors|
|Alice went along for the ride.|
|Natalie and counselors|
|Located in Tooele|