Today was... long. Adam took Logan to Alta Bates for his radiation session early this morning as has been the custom for the past five weeks. Since it's Spring Break week, I slept in with Brady cuddled next to me until about 8, when Isaac appeared and demanded attention. Adam called at 10 to say that Logan's bloodwork for the morning showed that he needed both hemoglobin and platelets, as both numbers were below the threshhold at 8.2 and 12, respectively.
God bless CHO, but it's never a good thing to have to be there unexpectedly for transfusions. Last week, when we knew ahead of time that he would need platelets, he and Adam were in and out lickety split. Today? Not so much. It took a long time to get the platelets -- Adam joked that they must've gotten them from someone out on the street -- and then a longer time to get the blood. Adam's cell battery died mid-afternoon, so I called the Day Hospital at 6:15 and found out that they'd just left minutes earlier.
The pair arrived home, Taco Bell in hand, at about 7:15. At least Logan is now well-tanked up. And prayerfully, his body will begin to make its own platelets again very, very soon.
So tonight, I ask you to pray that his body will begin to recover from the craniospinal portion of his radiation therapy. We need him to start making his own platelets so we can move on to the next phase. I also ask that you continue to pray for health for our family as we struggle with various illnesses that seem to want to hang on. Please also pray for amazingly effective treatment as we look to the transition from radiation to the transplant consolidation cycle. Logan has a number of appointments scheduled for the following weeks, so I ask that you pray for health and a strong body (and mind) for him as he enters this phase. And of course, at the heart of it all, please intercede for his healing.
Bless you all this rainy Thursday night.