Monday, May 12, 2008

Lab results

Olivia's lab test came back at 15. She was at 19 on Saturday, so she is at least trending downward. The doctors would like to see it around 5. The test basically shows the amount of inflammation that is in the body that could potentially be caused by an infection (at least that's my understanding of it). It's really an iffy thing, but her white count was up last week, but went down by Friday. Then Saturday, it was back up and she spiked that temp. I would imagine they will re-test on Wednesday or so and then make a decision from there. It's looking more like the beginning of next week though. If that's the case, we are going to need a lot of patience and a lot of sedation (for Olivia - I don't need it quite yet) to keep everyone sane for the next week. I just feel like the longer we wait, the chances of her picking up something else up here increases and our stay obviously gets longer, as well.
Macomb didn't have school today, so it was a nice long weekend with the kids - just what the doctor ordered. My dad took them on a picnic and to play at the park this morning. I met tem there and we headed on over to Chuck E. Cheese's. There were only about 4 or 5 other kids there and we had a good time. Once we ran out of tokens, we went on back to Grandma and Grandpa's and played a little baseball and kickball while we waited for Daddy to come pick up the kids. So, they are heading back home and I'm in visiting with Olivia! The school year is definitely winding down with Jack having a fieldtrip tomorrow and Wednesday. Brooklyn only has 3 more days of school left altogether. Summer is almost here!


Anonymous said...

I just read your blog and want you to know that I will be keeping Olivia and your entire family in my prayers each evening! I am in MOPS with Nicole and she has talked about you and your wonderful family many times. You are all so courageous and strong and your children are absolutely precious!! I was glad to read that you DID take some time for yourself...because if you don't take care of is really hard to take care of anyone else. :-) Blessings and hugs to Olivia, you and your family!!
Kara Grot-- Dixon