So far this morning there is no drama! Praise God!! His temperature has remained stable, and he is breathing on his own!! Well, almost. They weaned him off of most of his oxygen during the night and now he is on the lowest setting. He will probably be off completely sometime today. We keep teasing the nurses that he wants to be on the oxygen because he does not want to be moved out of the PICU and have to leave them! He had his chemo yesterday and now his lil body has 2 weeks before getting it again. Now he can relax and recover. Its been a while since his last transfusion, but he is getting some blood this morning. According to the doctors these next 2 weeks are a very critical time for Dylan. His immune system is at the lowest possible point and he is at high risk for infection. Please pray that the little amount of white blood cells he has left are able to fight off any "bad guys" that try to attack his body. He is currently on one antibiotic and they are watching his cultures closely to see if an infection grows. Dylans eyes are looking a lot better, they only have a faint pink shadow around them now instead of the dark purple bruises. He is back down to his normal size and is looking really good. Its hard becuase he looks so adorable and healthy on the outside, but we know he is fighting a huge battle on the inside. He still has a hoarse voice and his cry is almost muted (which is sometimes nice because there is not loud screaming but the muted cry sounds so helpless and pathetic and sad). He is still getting all food and oral meds through his feeding tube, but PRAISE God they are still giving him breastmilk!! He has not wanted to suck on his binky the past few days which shows how much his little mouth is hurting, but something changed yesterday. We are using a little sucker thing (that is the technical name!) to suck out his excess spit that he does not swallow, and yesterday he started to suck on it and almost enjoy the whole process! It was so cute, he would open his mouth and lick the "sucker thing". So we tried the binky again and he is now loving it!
His sore throat is a side effect of chemo, but he has not gotten any sores in his mouth as of yet which is awesome. His lil bum continues to be clear of sores and rashes, and that is a definite answer to prayer! Continue to pray that he does not have many side effects from the chemo.
Thats all for now .............we will update you when anything new comes up.............until then................keep praying!