Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday July 28, 2010 - Clinic Visit and Hospital Stay
We took Barry to the clinic today for our weekly blood work. His CBC showed that the platelet counts were 3 (normal people should be between 100 to 300) so we he had to get an infusion of platelets. The doctors also did a peripheral blood smear on Barry's blood and it showed some circulating blasts in the bloodstream. Circulating blasts are a concern but it is not an emergency or critical concern that changes the overall course of treatment for Barry. Near the end of our day hospital visit, Barry spiked a fever of over 101F. So they did a blood culture on him and now we have to stay at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital for 48 hours for observation. Barry has been having persistent fevers without symptoms for the past week so it could be due to the circulating blasts in his bloodstream. The doctors are going to give him some antibiotics and if the blood cultures are negative, hopefully we can leave the hospital on Friday.