Jackson got moved to the Layhe service today because he keeps having fevers. They did blood cultures, but nothing has grown yet, so they don't know why he is having the fevers. But they are treating him with 2 different antibiotics to help with any infections he may have.
I went to the hospital tonight and brought dinner -I actually got to cook it after church! How nice it was to be able to cook!
When I got the the hospital I was shocked to see all of the furniture in Jackson's room moved around. Brian had the bed pushed up against the wall and his rocking chair was in the bathroom. They had to move the furniture to make room for the remote control car jumps.
I know this isn't a great picture, because it's from my phone, but you get the idea.
Even though Jackson's counts are at zero, and he is having fevers he was in really high spirits today. He loves racing the cars with his Daddy and it seemed that they had a pretty calm day. Most of his stomach pain is gone now which is a relief for all of us. He seemed to have more energy today but still took a long nap after he got his platelet transfusion.
Later this week the doctors expect his counts to start coming back up. At that time we will get started on the Stem Cell Rescue which will be used later on in Jackson's treatment during his Bone Marrow Transplant rounds of chemo (he'll go through these 3 times). I will explain more about Stem Cell Rescue and Jackson's Bone Marrow Transplant in a future post.
Usually when the ANC goes up, fevers go away, mouth sores go away, and the body has the ability to heal and fight infections. Now it's just a waiting game.