Another milestone this morning. Zoe’s counts all went up today for the first time without any cell growth medication or transfusions. Her WBC went from 4.1 to 4.8, RBC was up, and platelets are finally stabilizing and going up on their own.

For quite some time, Zoe has been getting platelet transfusions to keep them up, though she hasn’t gotten one in about a week — they have continued to slowly drop. Her WBC count has also continued to drop on any day she has not gotten GCSF to promote growth, but as mentioned that also promotes bone pain and discomfort. She’s finally growing cells all by herself!

Our departure from the hospital continues to be postponed, mostly because of the continued spit-ups. They had hoped that would be over by now, and while no one is concerned, they say it just takes more time for some kids, they prefer to have her heal a little more before we leave and she’s off monitors completely.

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  • WBC: 4.9 (up from 4.1)
  • Hemoglobin: 9.2 (up from 8.9)
  • Platelets: 144 (up from 112)