Friday, January 28, 2011

It's a Numbers Game

A big thanks to everyone who is participating in the Baskin and Robbin's fundraiser today! We just found out about it last night and are so thrilled with all of the support out there in the community. If you're near Sebastopol, you can find out more by clicking on this link.

One of the big things they're watching for right now is RJ's white blood cell count. We had a quick lesson on wbc counts here at blog central and from what we can tell, the normal amount of wbc in the body is anywhere from 3,500 to 15,000. This morning RJ had a whopping count of:

His count has to get over 500 in order to be able to start this last round of chemo, so it's just a matter of waiting and seeing. For someone with a virtual absence of white blood cells, RJ's actually feeling pretty good. In a bizare universal coincidence he's been eating well and gained 8 pounds since his last hospital visit. The upside of this whole thing is that he can pretty much eat whatever he wants, which these days includes lots of pizza and egg sandwiches from Tommy's in Hayward.

We're posting this recent photo of him with Courtney and cousin Alex for no other reason than RJ hates to get his photo taken. We think it's cute, and what's life all about if you can't annoy the cancer kid once in awhile?

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