Yesterday we got the initial reusults from Ethan's bone marrow and lumbar puncture. The initial results were negative for any leukemia cells. We still have to wait for the final results to come back, which is a more thourough test. We are pleased that at least the initial test came back negative! If the final results are negative as well, he will be in reemission, and will be able to move on to the second phase, which is consolidation. We should get those results soon.
Ethan has also started physical therapy. Yesterday was the first day they came, and to put it mildly, he wasn't very cooperative. He has been feeling pretty lousy, and sitting on the floor and playing is not on his list of things he wants to do:) I think it is good for him to make sure he is moving his muscles, and I think physical therapy is good, but at the same time, I understand where he is coming from. If you think of when you aren't feeling well, and are nauseous, and have a fever, you really don't feel like playing:) Hopefully he can start to feel better soon, and it will be easier!
Another piece of good news is that his counts are coming up! As his counts improve, they are hoping that his abscess on his liver fills with fluids, and the they can drain it, which will take care of the fevers. Also as his counts come up, it should give him more energy and make him feel a little better!
We have also gone back to the feeding tube. He has had a bit of a rough time with that, but we are hoping that will also make him feel better. He has been sick to his stomach,and has thrown up the feeding tube a couple of times, and has also pulled the tube out a couple of times. Hopefully we can keep it in now.
That is the latest! We will keep you updated! Thanks again for all of your love and support!