Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Cycle 4, Day +3: A Blessed Easter

On Saturday, day +2, they decided Steven was doing so well he didn't need any IV fluids, so they took away his portable IV pump.

Sunday morning we headed off for Easter services at 10:00 am, then off to St. Jude immediately after.

Some wonderful friends here in Memphis had invited us to their house for Easter dinner, but one of their three boys had a stuffy nose and was sneezing, so I was very dubious about whether or not we should take Steven anywhere.

At the hospital on Sunday, they drew Steven's blood and we waited for his blood counts-- his ANC was 5000, which is very good, 10 times the number of white cells that would classify him as neutropenic.

I asked the doctor if it was OK to go to our friends' house for dinner. He went back and forth, and finally said that even if we were as careful as we could be, it was possible Steven would still get a fever, and since his counts were good we might as well go, just be careful.

So, we went. Steven and Sean played outside with their boys, tag, basketball, we ate dinner early, they hunted for eggs in the yard, then we dyed eggs to take home.

We didn't get home until almost 11:00 pm.

Steven continues to feel great with amazing energy-- an answered prayer.

- Kathleen

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