Saturday, October 25, 2003

I think Anthony's hemoglobin must be low. He was pretty tired and miserable toward the end of the day. His tiredness was also woresened by his lack of sleep last night. He kept waking up and going into these coughing fits. He coughed so much that he couldn't breathe and then started screaming and crying because he got scared. I'm sure whomever gave this virus to him did not have sympoms this bad, but since he basically has no imune system right now, all of these ailments are amplified. He didn't cough too much during the day today, but as soon as he lay in his bed tonight he started coughing again. I hope he (and we) can sleep tonight...

We carved pumpkins today here's the Spongebob one and here's the ghost.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Anthony has not been feeling well the last couple of days. I think he (and Emily and Me) caught a cold from someone at his birthday party. Yesterday, he had a stuffy nose and a fever of ~99.5. Today it went up to 100.8. We called Dr. Cole, the on-call doctor tonight and he said if Anthony looks OK, it is probably not a big deal, since his absolute neutrophil count (ANC) was 1875 yesterday. We are going to check his temp before we go to sleep and if it is >101.5 we are going to the hospital.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Anthony's counts were still pretty good today. His WBC was 2500, his platelets were 140,000, and his hemoglobin was 8.1 (kind of low). They decided not to transfuse him until he seems tired, or weak. So far, though, he seems pretty much himself. He made me blow-up his new Spongebob inflatable chair when I got home so he could watch, you guessed it...Spongebob.
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