Sunday, March 22, 2009

10 is better than 0

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.


Gina said...

Tammy, thanks always for posting -- you have all been in our prayers...especially since Natalie's counts had dropped so low, and the fever. We're glad to hear the fever has broke, and to hear that she is doing even a little bit better. 10 is indeed better than 0. Madeline has questions for Natalie: What do you like doing most at the hospital? What is your favorite movie? How many pretend elephants do you have? I heard that your grandma and grandpa live near my grandma and grandpa. I hope you get out of the hospital soon so you can be home with your family.

Gina said...

Madeline had more questions (for when Natalie feels well enough): Do you like playing or singing? or watching movies? What kind of movies do you like to watch the most? What do you like to play with your little brother? I am 5 and 3/4 years old, and my brother is 2 and 1/2. How old are you? I really hope you feel better soon, and my brother and I pray for you everyday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy and Natalie,

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. Can't wait till you are up to skyping with Savannah, we have been doing it with Savannah's Aunty in Montana, We are off to Oregon this week.


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Heather said...

whew!! I am so relieved, we are praying for her! Sounds like things are turning around a bit. Love you, Heather

Anonymous said...

Hi Madeline-

My favorite thing to do at the hospital is art. You have a lot of questions.