Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day + 265

WBC 2.7 K/uL
RBC 3.98 M/uL
HGB 12.3 G/dL
PLT 321 K/uL
ANC 1.3 K/uL

Ann had her bi-monthly blood check up with our local hematologist yesterday, and he reports that her blood work looks "pretty consistent with someone recovering from the flu". Translation: normal. There have been no fevers in the last week and Ann says that she is back to feeling she like she thinks she should. So it looks like the baby stem cells have earned their first "immunity" the hard way and she is now bouncing back.

I'm pretty sure I was exposed to her flu, because while caring for her even though she tried not to, she coughed on me a couple of times. I'm happy to report that after a week I still have no symptoms. So I am assuming that the stain of Influenza B that Ann picked up must have been a pretty mild variety, i.e. baby flu, that a healthy immune system wouldn't have trouble identifying and crushing on the spot.

Following up the good news we have a little puppy update....

We saw our neighbor with her yesterday as we came back from the doctor. The Puppy's name is now officially "Minnie" and she is now taking supervised trips out on the the front lawn for "business". Minnie currently needs lots of dilaudid just to be comfortable and can only walk for short periods of time. When she is out she has to be wrapped up with plastic wrap to help keep her splint nad dressing clean and dry. As it turns out, the Vet performed all the work on Minnie free of charge.

4 comments:

Susan Carrier said...

Three cheers for Ann, Minnie and the generous vet!

Tina said...

good to see 'lil Minnie is on the mend.

pj said...

Glad you're better Ann. Chris, you should add "lifesaver" to your resume under special skills.

Paige said...

Oh, I'm so happy for Minnie! What an awesome vet!