|Major cook-fest for Renee's Birthday - Devon, Kenyon's friend, at left|
Medically, I think I have a loose end to tie off with you - the flow cytometry was the last test to come back from my 90 day re-check, and that was also negative - I got the word from Dr. Kritz on the 6th of August. So - I can finally say that the series of tests came out completely clean. I stand amazed and humbled at what the medical professionals have done, but I know they cannot do anything without the blessing of God, because he is sovereign over all matter and events. My next check-up will be in Houston in early November. I have had some minor issues over the last 10 days - an apparent infection in my shin resulting from a small abrasion - all infections are treated seriously - but that's healing up nicely now with some antibiotics. And, at about the same time that flared up, I registered almost zero neutrophils - this was also on the 6th, the day I got the final results on flow cytometry. This resulted in the strong impression that "it's always something"! I got on neupogen shots daily and today at my visit the "neuts" were up from 100 to 8,800. So we over-solved that problem (2500 is about normal), and I'm off the shots now. I continue to feel fine and with the exception of this week (due to the low counts), I have been going in to the office every day.
|The "Three Amigos" at Renee's Tapas Deck Party|
The kids both start college semesters very soon - Kenyon's first semester at Wake Tech here locally, and Rachel's last semester at UNC-Asheville begins next week. This cause quite a bit of stress and strain around here. The Lord will see us through. Our best to you and yours. Check soon for trout pictures!! Dan