Thursday, September 16, 2010

Doing Better!

Well looks like being in the hospital was just the ticket!  Dad being able to get better access to care and transfusions seems to be agreeing with him!  His platelet level raised to a 7!  (which is still low BUT SO MUCH higher than we have seen in DAYS!)  Also, all of his other counts are on the rise as well- slowly but surely!  So, they are thinking they want to keep him in the hospital while they try a few new things including pumping his platelets instead of gravity feeding them and giving him IV nutrients to hopefully help his body and bone marrow to heal and begin to produce blood and platelet cells the way that it should!  They would like to see his counts rise a bit more and hold before they send him home again - and that is what he and we are most comfortable with as well!  He also got a visit from the occupational therapist today who encouraged him to get more exercise than he is getting by offering a few new classes and ways to go about that!  
We want to thank all of our trusty PRAYER WARRIORS, because we of course credit GOD with the healing and turn around we are experiencing today and that means YOUR prayers are WORKING - please oh please keep them coming - we have a long long way to go but we love celebrating the little victories as we are blessed with them! :) 
Love to all!


  1. How wonderful! We will keep all the prayers coming. As my best friend from college would say, "That is why they call it the pratice of medicine." (She is a colon-rectal surgeon). In any case, everyone is different and responds differetly, so consequently, different tweakings for everyone. But to be where they have the total collection of treatments and options right at your very fingertips is truly amazing. Thanks as always for the post. The prayers are going strong! Keep up the faith and be strong! Claudia S

  2. So glad to hear the good news! Hopefully his counts will be even better tomorrow.
    My best to All,
    Love, MamaC

  3. I just got home, Mel and I walked twice today all total he probably walked 1 1/4 miles. OT came to visit today and they said that he'd actually start having more energy if he moved more even though he's tired all the time. Maybe tomorrow we'll get 2 miles in. They want him to start going to a exercise class 2 - 3 times a week. If you talk to him encourage him in this exercise process. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the love and prayers.

  4. Charles has been keeping us up-to-date on all of the progress and promises. It is wonderful to hear that Mel is doing better and things look optomistic. You are all in our prayers, especially Mel, for the path he was given to follow here on Earth. Be strong and take care! With love and best regards, Patsy & Sallie