Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Quick Update

Wow, it's been a nice few days here lately. 
Jack is slowly recovering from the transplant. He is eating better, not having any pains, and sleeps well.
He had a follow up on Tuesday, white count falling a bit, but platelets and hemoglobin are good. His blood chemistry is finally in the range (low range, barely squeezing by) where it should be. 
Jack has dropped some weight since being released, he's at 41lbs now. (I think he's only lost 4lbs, but you can definitely tell.) The doctor isn't concerned, the first two weeks we're at home-- just giving those taste buds a chance to grow back and the stomach to settle down.
All his fuzzy hair, eyelashes and eyebrows that were starting to grow back before transplant have fallen back out. It's crazy how different eye lashes and eyebrows make one look.
He's had a runny nose for over a week, not sure if it's allergies or what. 

No fevers to report... although his temp creeps up to around 100 at night before bed every couple of days. 

He's able to go outside and go to stores with us, we just need to avoid busy times and places and sanitize our hands like crazy. 

Today I'm grateful for:
- Everyone being home. I know it's a cliché, but I was just thinking yesterday how unusual it was to have Sarah and Jack cooped up in Omaha, and now we're all here doing things together. 
- Reading books with Jack and watching him lick his fingers when turning the pages. I don't know where he learned that. 
- No fevers. It may be a small thing, but having him recover like this boosts our spirits. 

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