Friday, November 27, 2009
Mikayla's immune system is rapidly rising. She has been given a hormone type drug that is like a power boost to get her transplanted stem cells to work in overdrive. Her ANC (a number that gives us an idea of how well she can fight infection) has climbed from 40 to 400 to 700 and now resides around 900. The doctors would like her to sustain around 1500 for 2 days before taking her off the medicine. Mikayla has what seems like allergies, but the doctors are not overly concerned and explained that the air here is really dry and may be the cause. She is becoming more and more active. Outside of having a bald head you probably couldn't tell she ever had any problems. She is still fun, moody, and bossy. We are looking forward to tranfering to the Ronald McDonald House on Monday. We will remain there for the rest of her treatments or until around March coming to the hospital only for clinics and fevers. During this time we start to get a handle on being the parents again with the hospital acting as our crutch. Can't wait!