Friday, November 30, 2007

Two White Blood Cells

Josh in his submarine
Josh's MRI came back normal. The ophthalmologist dilated Josh's eyes and said everything looked good there, he didnt see any swelling. They are not ruling out pseudo-tumor completely, but it doesnt look likely. They want him to have a more definitive test done next week in the ophthalmologist's office, that will detect edema - no questions, but they are 99.99% sure this is not it. In two weeks they want him to see the neurologist, I'm not sure why.

There were two white blood cells in Josh's spinal fluid. They have sent this to be "spun down" (cytometry) so they can more closely look at what kind of cells they are and check for blasts in the WBCs they found. But the results of that are not back yet, and she didnt have an idea on the time frame for me.

Other than that Josh is being discharged, with a list of things to watch for, give Tylenol as needed but not more than two times a day, etc, etc.
Guess this will be a busy month for us after all... and I thought we were free until after Christmas. Ha!

Oh well... the worst part is being in limbo land, but other than that Josh is feeling well. Especially now that the fluid pressure has been released. He was like a new man yesterday. Really full of spit and vinegar - flirting with all the nurses and cracking jokes. So unlike his shy self. It was hilarious to watch and a much needed comic relief! I should've had a tape recorder!
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers... We love you all!
The Fromknecht Zoo!

PS. the girls are ecstatic that we are coming home (probably more so than Josh - who loves having free reign over the TV kenyit ) Kenni said we are just in time for tomorrow and our new-found advent-style countdown tradition. I almost forgot tomorrow was the 1st already. Where has the year gone???

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