January 24th update

Bennett is feeling better and went to school today.  He started feeling a little better last Thursday and Friday.  He had another fever Friday night of 101.5 and by Saturday it was gone and so far hasn’t come back.  We’re glad he’s feeling better and hope it stays away.  There is a lot of sickness going around.  We pray his counts go up quickly to help fight off any other infections.  We won’t check them again until the weekend of  his next St. Louis appt which is on Tues. Feb. 8th.

He was able to go goose hunting Sunday afternoon after church but no luck of having a good shot.     The season ends in a week so he hopes to be able to go again, hope he gets something to finish off the season with a BANG!

Thank you for all the prayers and support.  We’re thankful his illness didn’t get any worse.

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January 20th update

Bennett is still not feeling well.  He woke up this morning with 100.8 fever. He still has a bad headache and stomach is upset.  I called his Dr. today and she decided to change his antibiotic to the z pack.  She also wanted an influenza swab to be done to see if he had A or B flu and it came back negative.  We also checked his blood work.

His ANC has dropped to 945 from 2,898 from a week ago Sunday.  His WBC are 3.5 from 6.3 and neutrophils are 27 from 45.  Hemoglobin was great at 14.8 which stayed the same and his platelets are 121 form 177.   His nurse in St. Louis received a copy of the CBC report and called to discuss.  She indicated that his ANC has probably dropped because of his infection. Also, that it will take almost a year for his counts to return normal after the extensive chemo he had.

Bennett is feeling a little better tonight and is out of the bed for the first time in 3 days.  We pray he gets better soon and that his counts will rise to a higher range.  God Bless!

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January 19th update

Bennett is sick. Monday night he had a fever and his throat was getting worse. He woke up Tuesday morning with a fever of 101.5. I took him to the Dr. and he has a sinus infection and possibly strep throat too.  They did a culture and we won’t find out until Friday. Dr. prescribed amoxicillin for him.    He has ran a fever for the last two days, this morning it was 102.0 and went down after two hours to 100.8 with Tylenol.  He really doesn’t feel good at all.  He has a bad headache,  sore throat, coughing, body aches with fever.  He has been upset at his stomach too which might be drainage from his sinuses.  We pray he gets well soon!

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January 17th update

Bennett is doing good.  He woke up this morning with a headache and a little sore throat but hopefully it won’t turn into anyhing.  It didn’t get him too down as him and Hamilton went goose hunting this afternoon.  After shooting their bows for an hour at the techno game hunt at Rend Lake Sporting Goods.  Their arms got tired but they enjoy shooting at different critters and practicing shooting their bows.

Bennett went hunting Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons too.  He saw a few each time and on the  Sunday morning hunt he got a goose.  Hamilton went a few times with him when he didn’t have basketball and baseball practice.   On Sunday they left at 5:30 a.m. and got home in time to change their clothes and go to church and as soon as they had lunch, they were back in the field hunting for geese.

Bennett’s Dr. appt went well on Tuesday.  She said he was doing Great.  The weather was looking pretty bad but we managed by driving slower and taking our time.  I think we got about 4 inches of snow but thankfully no ice though.  His Dr. said he will continue his follow up appts. on a monthly basis until July of this year and than we will go to every other month  for another year.  The next year we would go every three months and than every six months for another year so a total of 5 years of follow up visits.  She asked about his symptoms and how he was doing in school.  She reiterated that were going to know sooner than her if his not doing well by his symptoms.  Also the blood work is always a good sign on how he’s doing and we’re blessed to say they’ve been Great!  We’re thankful and praise God!!!!!

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January 9th update

Happy 2011!  Can’t believe the first week of the New Year is already over.

Bennett’s ANC today is 2,898!  From 2,279 last month.  His WBC are 6.3 from 5.3 and neutrophils are 46 from 43.  His hemoglobin is 14.8 from 14.5 and platelets are 177 from 185 so All counts are GREAT!  We’re thankful and blessed with another successful report!   His next monthly St. Louis appt is this Tuesday. 

  Bennett has been keeping busy helping with Hamilton after school with homework and taking him to basketball practices.  He went goose hunting this weekend both Saturday and Sunday mornings early.  He didn’t see anything, we really haven’t seen very many geese flying lately, it’s been really cold.

  We pray to God to continue to keep Bennett in remission to continue to bless him/us with good blood counts and NO leukemia!  We ask God to be with all the children fighting this horrible disease.  The hospital’s unfortunately are always busy with new patients diagnosised.  We pray for these families that they will find positive things and become closer to God during this life changing experience.

Posted by Cindy on January 9th, 2011 in Updates | Comments Off on January 9th update

Happy New Year!

We pray 2011 brings good health to Bennett and to all of family & friends!  May God’s grace shine through all of his people and bring good things to this world!

Posted by Cindy on January 1st, 2011 in General, Updates | Comments Off on Happy New Year!