Well we won’t be going home tomorrow. Ezra’s white blood cell count is really high right now. Which you would think would be great news….not so much.
A few things can be causing his high white blood cells, it can be from the steroids, or the viral cold he seems to have caught, or it could mean he is still fighting this infection.
Since today marked the last day of induction and steroids (hooray!) they are going to wait and see if his WBC’s go down. They are also going to keep giving him antibiotics as a precaution. So it looks like we will be staying at least till Monday, so they can closely monitor him.
In good news, Ezra had a bone marrow aspiration, and spinal tap (with chemo) today. The oncologist said he took a look at the bone marrow and did not see any cancer cells, he suspects Ezra is in remission, we will get official news in a few days.
I am completely spent, physically, emotionally, and mentally. Hearing that we were going to be in the hospital even longer was really upsetting. This will put us at about a months time in the hospital. Every aspect of all our lives is suffering. I just want my sweet baby to come home.