Friday, March 20, 2009


NICHOLAS HAS WHITE COUNTS TODAY!! HIS ANC (absolute neutrophil count, a subset of the white count that is the "critical number" for cancer patients) is sitting at 100!

Healthy people have ANCs that range between 1,500 and 8,000, so there's still a long ways to go. But, it means his own body is making white cells to fight infections. Typically patients can leave the hospital after a transplant when their ANC is 500. Because Nick has some other issues, he's not likely to be able to go home at 500, but he will be able to have a bit more freedom in the hospital setting. At this point, anything is good...

Thanks for your prayers! We are praising God for His faithfulness.


  1. Woo Hoo!!! What fabulous news! He really is such a little fighter... I'm so happy for him!

  2. Yippeee!!! I am so behind on reading this, but my prayers and thoughts about Nick have not ceased. Praising God for his goodness.