Monday, August 4, 2008

Long day...

We started out at 9:30 this morning and didn't get back to Macomb until 6:30. Ugh. But...It was all worthwhile. Olivia started out her day visiting Dr. Al at St. Jude. The nurses there remembered her so well, which suprised me since we had only been there 2 or 3 times and that was a long time ago. They were all so happy to see that she was out of the hospital. They were able to access her mediport and get blood return. We are going to try really hard not to lose it before our next visit there. Anyway, her blood counts were outstanding! Hemoglobin 11.2 - awesome. White count 6.2 - awesome. Platelets 174,000 - totally awesome (maybe even a record for Olivia!) We go back next Monday for labs and another check-up.
Then to radiology for a chest x-ray. Next, to see Dr. Fortuna (cardiac surgeon). He thinks Olivia is doing great! We made a few medication changes and will just keep contact via phone until next month! No daily lab draws until Friday. Yippee!
We made a brief stop up to PICU to snag a cup of hot water to warm a bottle and say hi to the nurses. We miss you guys!
All in all - a day full of great reports! Keep up the great work, Olivia!


Anonymous said...

A picture is worth a thousand words! Glad to hear that things are going well for Olivia. We keep you all in our prayers.

Lynn Lotz

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog daily since you posted it. I am so very happy to see that you are all home together and that
Olivia is doing so well! I am Becky McDonald's mother and have been following Olivia since before she born. You have a very special little girl and you are a Wonderful Mother
and a very strong believer.
There is no way that you
could have coped so well with all that you have without your faith. I will continue to follow Olivia's remarkable progress. ~ Joan Anderson

Anonymous said...

Yay Liv!!! We miss you guys so much, but not enough to have you back:) I'm happy with just reading updates, and keep up the pictures Julie.

Bethany, RN PICU

Ardell Thompson said...

Just checking in. Olivia looks wonderful. So happy for the great reports. She is really a keeper.