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!