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How low can Jim go?

Hopefully, not much lower.  On Monday, we found out that his white blood cell (WBC) count was only 0.5.  Of course, after keeping Sarah out of daycare for almost a month, we had just dropped her off before going to the appointment.  (And I’m positive she ran around licking everything…)  Jim has been taking Neupogen (Filgastim) shots to increase his white blood cell count since Monday.  We’ll find out today if his counts are high enough, or if he still needs to take more shots through Friday.  If he has to keep taking the shots, then we’ll find out Monday if he’s going to have chemo that day/week or not.

He is still having headaches, and has acted a little “off” a few times, but we are still working on getting all the kinks out…

We were so happy to finally meet our 2 month old nephew, Mason, this weekend.  Thanks to April for letting us crash her birthday weekend.  We both loved holding him.  He’s a pretty mellow kid.  Except when hungry.  Then, my goodness, does he develop an opinion quickly.  Other than that, I don’t know what Justin is complaining about.  😉  (Apparently, there is a day Mason and a night Mason.)  Sarah really wanted to help give him the bottle during his feedings, and was concerned about him crying.  Getting a toddler to cooperate (Aunt April fixed that) and an infant to stay upright (Momma April fixed that) was kind of a challenge, but I think we got a pretty cute “cousins” picture.

  1. Stephanie Head
    September 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Thanks so much for the picture of Sarah and Mason…..priceless!!! I’m so glad that you guys were together for the weekend. I know that getting your families together makes for a very special time ESPECIALLY for Helen and Jim. Gerry and I love to see the grandkids play together and get to spend time together. We continue to hold you guys very close to our hearts.

  2. Sue Cowan
    September 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Precious cousins. = ))

    We are praying that you get good news today and Monday.

  3. jayne field
    September 21, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    So hoping that the shots are doing the trick and Jim’s counts are up. And I just saw the feeding tube post. Jim and his doctor do look happy about that. A milestone to have that out!!
    I can just picture Sarah in day care. I love the picture of Sarah and Mason. Two precious little people. A great beginning of a life long friendship. So glad you could all be together.
    Will be anxiously awaiting word of Jim’s counts and treatment.
    As always, I appreciate knowing how you are doing.

  4. Betty McNallen
    September 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I loved the picture of Jim and his doctor and the feeding tube.
    You gotta laugh when you can…and the joy is obvious in both of their faces.
    Hang tough, Beckie. You are a brick. Call me if you need anything…and I mean it.
    I don’t call you because I think you have so much to do already that you don’t need
    to spend time yakking with me on the phone. If you ever get a minute and want to go
    get a cup of tea, call me. Betty

  5. September 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Holding you all up in prayer today.

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