Early yesterday morning I got a call from the nurse. She said that his white blood cell count was very low and they were concerned with him getting an infection of any sort because he has nothing to fight off bacteria with. We were to stop administering antibiotics immediately and they would be coming by within the next few hours to REMOVE HIS PICC LINE!!!! I breathed again after she said that. Up until that moment I was holding my breath, just waiting for her to tell us some bad news. I was in total shock!!!! No more meds? No more picc line? Today?
another nerve-racking few seconds.
Thankfully, it's all there!!!
When I told Tyler that the picc line is coming out he was just as surprised! He wanted to throw out the medication. I got it out of the refrigerator and laid it on the counter. The next thing I knew he had it over by the trash can and was dumping it in!!! We went upstairs and dumped all those meds out too......JOY!!!
Since Tyler's white blood cell count is so low he is prone to infection of any kind. So the nurse said we must keep it close to home for the next few days. If he gets any kind of cold or any kind of minor sickness he would need to be hospitalized immediately. So, instead of going into the Creamery for ice cream, I went in and brought some ice cream cones out to the car. Thanks Shrish and Chase for going along with us....it was a special day for ALL of us!!
Me too Tyler.
"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.
I wove my webs for you because I liked you.
After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die.
A spider's life can't help being something of a mess,
with all this trapping and eating flies.
By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle.
Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that."
~E.B. White as Charlotte in"Charlotte's Web"~