Monday, August 25, 2008

Preliminary findings

The docs just stopped by to say that their initial review of Henry's bone marrow did not find any obvious signs of leukemia. Phew. The docs were adamant in expressing their non-expert status but they did state they didn't see any "whizz-bang, it's leukemia" clues in Henry's marrow. The hematologists, a.k.a., the experts, will look things over tomorrow morning. Also, Henry's marrow is producing neutrophils normally. Where they are going we aren't quite sure. His levels still aren't where they'd like them to be so Henry has one more night at the hospital.

I will be returning to law school. Darr will go into the office but is planning on leaving fairly early in order to be at the hospital to receive any news. Grandma Glynn is on her way - should be in a plane somewhere over Washington right now- and will be on hand to help watch Henry this week.

Which brings us to the next issue. Does anyone know someone they'd recommend for daycare in the Sellwood/Portland area? The YMCA might be too big of an outfit for Henry to return to until his immune system is back up and running.

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Thanks for the update. I was wondering about the law school thing... glad Grandma is on her way - for both you and Henry.

Amber said...

What good preliminary news! I know you'll think it's weird if you find out how heartsick I've been with worry for your little guy... this crazy lady that you've really only met a few times and have only known for ~10 months! :) I'm glad to hear about Grandma Glynn and school and work... and hope that those amazing docs can come with some answers for you all soon. I will ask around for some daycare suggestions... I'm on a few local parenting message boards.

Ms. A said...

*phew* indeed!
You might ask mamasource for references as well.
And if you need a go-fer on the hill....

B. E. Busby said...

Good luck ouse guys -- if you can withstand this kind of stressor, you'll be a fine litigation candidate.

Fingers and paws crossed --
Chez Busbang.

Zozopdx said...

I have a friend who lives smack in the middle of Sellwood--wait so do you? but I'll ask her for info!

Megan said...

I'm so glad to hear the preliminary findings are good! Keep us updated. I'll continue to think healthy thoughts. :)

Carrie said...

Christie--- I have been keeping you, Henry, and Darren in our prayers. I'm so happy to hear about these preliminary results, and I will keep the prayers that the good news continues.


also? I'm sorry for my lack of words.... my inadaquate expressions. My heart literally wants to vomit at the idea of what you have been and are going through. but please know that my heartfelt concern is there for you all.