Gabey D. is our wonderful firstborn son. He was diagnosed with A.L.L (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) in May 2007, and has been going through a 3 1/2 year chemo treatment. We are trusting God, and believe He will show Himself Mighty.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Night at the Hospital

Yesterday was our regular appointment for Gabey's LP procedure, and VCR chemo, but when he woke up from the LP, his breathing was pretty croupy for some reason. They decided to admit him overnight to try to get his breathing back to normal. They had some oxygen blowing on him for some time, and they gave him a few doses of medicine from a nebulizer. The first med they gave pushes heart rate up a lot, so they decided to keep an EKG on him, and then after that they gave him a med that didn't do that so badly, and by evening his heart rate was better. By nighttime he didn't need extra oxygen, and I think that 12:30am was the last nebulizer med he got. They also gave him some more decadron, the steroid, so it would help open his airway.
So, it was a long night, but by morning he was sounding better, and they were able to release us by 11am.
I did bring my camera this time, not expecting it to be such a rough time. I ended up taking some pictures anyway. I'll upload them soon.

Gabey's counts drove back down, and he's neutropenic again at around 800. I'm just going to have to not let up on being careful, even when his counts are up.

This week, we went to church, and the store, and the restaurants, thinking he was just fine to handle all of it. It turned out that probably during a lot of those outings, he was neutropenic, and we didn't know it. I really had no clue that his counts would go down that far that quickly. But PTL, he's fine now, a little congested, but sounding just fine, and acting like his cute, silly self.

After we were discharged, and headed out the door, Gabey practically started running down the hall, he was so excited. He started gushing about the fish, and was just so cute all the way to the exit.

We're very happy to be home.

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