Happy Halloween! Sal is a little tired and his bones hurt from the neupogen shot, but this is normal. His white blood count went up because of the shot but it should drop in the next few days. His platelets are still dropping which is normal. His rash is coming back so they gave him some aveeno lotion to put on his skin.
Thank you for everyone’s support and help!
White Blood Count 9.1
Nothing much has changed still waiting for his numbers to go down, they have gone down some but not a lot. He does get out for an occasional walk when they unhook Wall-e. He is also lifting his 10 pound kettlebell with his arm that doesn’t have the pick line in it. We will post later the actually numbers, we have to wait for the nurse to give them to us again.
Just finished up with his last bag of chemo this morning at 830am. As of today his white blood count 3.0, hemoglobin 11.4, platelets 110. He starts his white blood cell booster shots tomorrow..He can’t wait to be shot in the stomach everyday! Now we just have to wait for his numbers to go down and then back up…hopefully it won’t take too long so he can go home sooner
Yesterday, Sal went to Ben Clark Training center and met with Class 188. They presented Sal with a donation to help our family. We are very grateful for their support, knowing that some of this class are self sponsored and putting themselves through the academy. This class took it upon themselves to help our family without even knowing us. It really means alot to us and we don’t know how to repay them with our gratitude!
We also would like to say thank you to the ones that have been able to donate vacation time to Sal’s catastrophic time bank. I don’t think anyone could ever know how much we appreciate this and everything else that our friends and family have done over the past 5 months and 9 days since Sal was diagnosed!
We will be going back on Monday for the followup since Sal’s last chemo treatment. Sal will probably be admitted sometime next week for his next round of consolidation chemo. We will keep everyone updated on what we find out on Monday.
We did hear back from the bone marrow transplant coordinator at Kaiser/City of Hope and we were told that Sal’s bone marrow is considered a difficult match. We are still looking for a match. So if you haven’t signed up at the www.bethematch.org to be a bone marrow donor please consider it, you may not match Sal but you may match someone else like us that is in need of a donor.
Thank you so much!!!
Wow the past couple of weeks have flown by. Next week, Sal will be going in to see the doctor. We are not sure if the doctor will be admitting him that day or later in the week for the next round of chemo. We are still looking for a bone marrow donor, so please if you haven’t tried to sign up, please go to www.bethematch.org and see if you qualify to be a bone marrow donor. You may not match Sal but you may be able to help save another person’s life like Sal.
We would like to say Thank you to the 57 people that signed up at the bone marrow drive this past Saturday at the sheriff’s picnic. We really appreciate everyone supporting our family.
Thank you and we will keep everyone updated on Sal’s progress!
We have good news, Sal came home yesterday. His white blood count went up from Saturday’s numbers. His platelets and hemoglobin were still low but the doctor felt that Sal would be ok going home. He just has to make sure he doesn’t get any bruises or cuts with his platelets being so low.
He is scheduled to go back to the doctor on October 22nd for a follow up appointment. We are not sure on the exact date of when he will go back in for his next chemo treatment. He has two more consolidation chemo treatments left and then we will have to wait and see what happens next.
We are still looking for a donor. If you would like to join the donor registration please visit www.bethematch.org It only takes a few minutes to sign up and they will send you a swab kit in the mail.
White Blood count 5.8
White Blood count 8.7