by Michael Wells
Sherrie is home for the evening and I have the “watch” for tonight. It was a rather uneventful day which is very good. Brady’s blood count has him no longer neutropenic as his absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is above 500 and this is very good. However, his doctor wants to wait until Tuesday to perform his bone marrow biopsy as we all want him (his blood) to be as healthy as possible. Tuesday will be a day which cannot get here fast enough.
This Friday we are off to CHOP. Brady and his Mom will be traveling via an ambulance as Brady will not be officially discharged from RWJU Hospital so they must transport him as a patient. Sherrie will travel with him and I get the distinct pleasure of driving my in-laws. What fun!
Grandma & Grandpa are joining us at the request of Dr. Nancy Bunin the Director of Stem Cell Transplantation. They will watch Brady; so Sherrie and I can have the detailed discussions we need to have with the transplantation team as things are starting to move very quickly. Only kidding about my in-laws; GREAT people who are there whenever, wherever we need them! I will be having a mini physical at CHOP to reconfirm my HLA compatibility. Sherrie will be instructed on how to give me injections which are intended to increase my white blood count. This is going to be a very interesting trip to Philadelphia.
Brady is napping which means it’s going to be a very long night. Until next time please continue your good thoughts, hugs and all the prayers; they are truly working wonders!!!
“8 Years Later—Still No Cure for Pediatric Cancer” is a series of posts revisiting the journal kept by Sherrie and Michael Wells during the cancer diagnosis and treatment of their son, Brady Michael. Hopefully these entires will provide an understanding of the journey families face when dealing with these horrific diseases and of the important work the Hugs for Brady Foundation does.
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