The Adoration of the Christ Child

The Adoration of the Christ Child
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Everything in its Right Place

A blog about disability, life, parenting, and learning what it means to live well in this world.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Counting the numbers

As an addendum to the other day...

Adam has been much less grumpy in the past 24 hours, back to his normal sweet self (mostly). Just in time for his next chemo dose which he received this morning at 11am!

They took his blood as usual, and this afternoon called to say that his haemoglobin is still low and he needs a transfusion. To put "low" into perspective, I googled "normal haemoglobin for children" today and found that the values for a normal child are 11-13 g/dl. Adam's is 5.5 g/dl. That qualifies as low in my book too. Sheesh, no wonder the boy has been grumpy!

Tomorrow morning we go back for the transfusion, and from there something fun to while away the rest of the afternoon. But maybe not buggy racing this time, I mean the boy is a cancer patient after all. :)

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