Monday, December 10, 2007

Parker Update

I know. It has been over a month and I have not written. I do apologise but I have been doing my best to try and make life as normal as possible. When I am not studying I try to spend as much time with Parker and my wife as possible. That said, I did write my exam about a month ago and scored 97% so I guess my studying has been paying off.

I am sure that most of you have been wondering how Parker has been doing. Well, his neutrophils have started to increase again. They are still under 1500 but they have steadily been rising the past month. But, more exciting is that Parker's lymphocytes have been increasing since we have come home. Most recently they hit 700. Normal for a toddler would be close to 4000 but since we know that Parker is making the cells himself and they were usually 100 – 200 while in Italy we are quite excited to see him recent results.

We are currently waiting for Parker's six month post gene therapy results to come back from Italy. To be honest, it has been three weeks since his blood samples were sent to Milan and I was planning on waiting to update the blog when we got the results but my wife has been giving me a hard time for not writing that I decided to sit here while Parker watches “Cars” and I cook some focaccia.

Mom is currently with Nana and Gaga in Brampton. Parker's great grandmother broke her leg a few days ago and she is having surgery tomorrow to attempt to fix it. I am sure everyone knows that anytime a 90 year old undergoes any type of surgery there is a good chance it may not go as planned. I ask everyone to place Nana's mother in your thoughts and that she pulls through tomorrows surgery.

As soon as I have more information about Parker I promise to update everyone.

1 comment:

Auntie Natalie said...

Hello My Little Parker Pants!

It is so nice to see your little face playing with your cousin! At least I think that is Jett...the 2 of you are very, very cute together...possibly a future in magazines or TV anyone...

I cannot wait to hear your good news from Italy! I am so happy that your numbers are going up! I think that your superhero powers are working overtime!

I love you oodles and oodles Parker Pants and I CANNOT WAIT to SEE YOU on Saturday!

Happy Happy,
Auntie Natalie & Uncle David xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo