August 18, 2011
We are still at the hospital and Drew is still continuing to spike a fever, but is doing better. His temperature is actually coming down with Tylenol which it hadn't been doing and he is going longer in-between spikes. His ANC (absolute neutrophil count) is up to 104 and as it continues to climb, we hope the fevers will subside. His vitals are good and his O2 saturation has continued to do just fine. His mucousy cough is almost gone and his lungs sound clear. He is still on 2 different antibiotics and an antifungal just to cover anything that may be causing the fever, but his blood cultures continue to come back negative (which is good). He is still in a lot of pain with the mucositis and mouth sores though, but that does seem to be improving too. They started him on a pain pump today and hopefully that will give him some better relief, so that he can rest. He's been up a lot today, still not wanting to play, but watching tv. We are praying that he will be better soon and we can all be back home together again.