Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Great News!

Normally, I would write a very large message but I have some information that I want to tell everyone as soon as possible. Parker’s PEG-ADA injections have already begun to work. He had his blood taken this morning and the results have already come back. Parker is no longer neutropenic. His white blood cells have gone up and his lymphocytes have also started to increase. We were not expecting that his numbers would rise so quickly, but they have and we are so thankful for that. We need Parker’s cells at normal levels before we go to Italy. In my opinion, Parker has shown us that he has very good bone marrow and as a result will be an excellent candidate for the gene therapy trial in Italy.


Kyle said...

Way to go Parker!! That's awesome news!!... so good to hear!

Love Kyle & Josephine

coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Parkerbear!!

Yaaaaaaaaay!! That IS good news!! I'm so happy that the PEG-ADA is earning it's expensive keep!! Way to go little guy!!

Love ya lots and lots,
Auntie Kate xo

Funny Face said...


This is so great! We are so glad the PEG-ADA is working so fast.
Also congrats on winning the baby contest....the other's did not have a chance up against you!

Take care little guy!

Craig, Laura and Elizabeth

leafFan said...

Hey Parker pleeeeeeeease pass your fighting spirit to my beloved Maple Leafs, way da go Parker boy!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Parker love,

YAY YAY YAY! What more can I say, but yay! I am so glad that the PEG-ADA is already working! I am so glad to finally be able to come back on here and see not only did you win the baby contest (c'mon, no contest, really - you WERE and ARE the cutest!) but that the PEG-ADA is working already! Yay!

Keep on truckin' little one,
Elizabeth xo

Natalie said...

Parker Poo,

Now this is what I'm talking about!!!!! You are such a strong, powerful little man! Yippee! Yahoo! I am so glad that improvements are happening already!

Keep it up Parker!

Auntie Natalie xoxo

Stacia said...

That is GREAT news Parker!!!!


Happifax said...

Wow!! You never stop amazing us all little man! You will achieve great things in life as you've already proven you never give up and strive for the best! Keep up the awesome work. I know mommy and daddy are so excited to be able to take you home as soon as you're ready. Go Parker!!

Sarah & Doyle

nonna said...

Hey Parker,

All I can say is WAY TO GO BIG GUY!
Stay Strong!

love you tons

Nonna & Nonno

FrancineElizabeth said...

Hurray for Parker! You are such a fighter!
Love Auntie Franni, Uncle Petee and the Boys!

Allyson said...

Wooohooo! Go Parker-we are so proud of you! Allyson