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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Friday, September 18, 2009

quick update- longer blog below!

Quickly, just wanted to let everyone know Ridge had to get blood last night; his hemoglobin was down to 7.9, which is below 8 (duh), so he got some blood. His levels are really high today- 12.7 is his hemoglobin. He hadn't had blood in ALMOST four weeks, so it was totally fine, and sort of expected, I guess. A few issues: His platelets. They are SUPPOSED to be low...but we have been pleasantly surprised that they have been really high (like 200K, 300K...). They are down to 89K, which is not terrible...but they keep dropping. Again, this is normal/expected w/ the disease, but....ugh. So pray that things turn back around. I don't like it at all. He is still acting fine, eating well, and the poop is still normal! :) So the platelets are one issue. Another issue...when they drew his blood this morning and sent it to the lab, the lab called back to say the blood was too clotted to test. This happened one time the other day, and his line was clotted off so we had to clear it out. Today, though, his line seems to be working fine. So anyway, the nurse came back and re-drew his the time she got to the doorway, she said something like, "look at it--" and it was already clotted. So she re-drew again and it was fine. But I don't like that it's clotting like that, it's just...strange. So pray that whatever is making THAT happen, stops. His line, again, is seeming to work fine, so we are kind of confounded about the clotting issue.

Have a great day, and a great weekend. Thanks for all the prayers! Be sure to read the blog below this if you haven't- I wrote it yesterday and then I wrote a new one today, but I didn't want you to miss yesterday's!


Anonymous said...

WE are praying for Ridge and your family. Psalm 30:2 O Lord our God, we cry out to you on behalf of Ridge and his family and we ask that you Heal Him. Amen Sherry McKeen FBC Haskell!

Susan said...

Sorry to hear all of that! It is very strange about the clotting thing...hope whatever is causing it resolves itself! Hope you all have a good weekend...I should be back Sunday night, but I don't know if I will have you or not! Say hi to Ridge for me!