Natalie's ANC was at 10 last night. Also, they are seeing some monocytes, which is good. Usually, the neutraphils come right after the monocytes. We hope they are up more from last night.
She seems to be back to normal. She's been energetic most of the day, although a little fiesty. (Sorry Yolanda! Natalie does want you to come back and has a note for you if you want to come back to see her next week.) We will take fiesty over listless anytime though.
She is back to asking a million questions to anyone who comes in. Right now, she is tormenting one of the PCAs (patient care assistants) with her questions. He just said that she is the only person ever in the history of all the patients on 7 Long who has ever asked him why the sticker on the oxygen machine is at a degree. She's asked him probably over 30 questions so far, including why he has more hair in the picture on his badge. I told him to run out while he can, but he seems to be enjoying her questions.
She woke up playing with her DS instead of sleeping half the day. She also told us that she feels much better.
Thank you for all your prayers. Natalie still has not eaten any solid food since Tuesday, but they are giving her a nutritional drink through her nose feeding tube. That should give her 75% of her daily nutritional requirement. We are hoping that she can eat something solid tomorrow.