Sunday, July 27

Not today either

Jonathan met with his nephrologist this morning and he decided to give him morphine treatments for 2 days. His throat CT scan came back negative and the ENT saw no real problems, other than his throat being very inflamed. His back has been hurting him too, apparently from the terrible bed in his room. However, that's pretty typical of anyone staying in the hospital. I was able to visit him this afternoon and get a better picture of what's going on. The reason they're keeping him in the hospital is because they want to get and keep his blood sugar under control. With his throat so sore, he's not eating, which is throwing everything off. So, if they can get him to eat by loading him up on painkillers, then that will help. His white blood count is coming up slowly, but he is still very vulnerable. Jonathan's level is somewhere near 1.5. I wanted to know what "normal ranges" for white blood cells and this is how it's explained:
White blood cell count (WBC) is the number of white blood cells in a volume of blood. Normal range varies slightly between laboratories but is generally between 4,300 and 10,800 cells per cubic millimeter (cmm). This can also be referred to as the leukocyte count and can be expressed in international units as 4.3 to 10.8 x 109 cells per liter.
We will just see what the doctor says tomorrow and then go from there. We want him to be well, so if that means another day or two in the hospital, then so be it. I'll keep you posted.
In other news, Abbey's a walker! You should see her go! I'm so proud of her!! :)


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