Erin has been at Primary Children's for round #4 for 18 days. Her ANC has been zero for 10 days and it looks like it's not coming up anytime soon. The good thing is that she hasn't had a real fever yet! The sore on the top of her head is healing pretty good, the red swollen part seems to be less red. She got the sore when I was there - she bonked her head on a tray when she stood up. On a normal person it wouldn't have done anything, but since her ANC was zero then it's just gotten pretty bad since her body can't heal itself.
She also has a sore in her diaper area (I won't go into details), and it seems to actually be getting worse - more red and swollen. Dr. Fluchel moved her off of the Fortz (antibiotic) and put her on Meropenem (stronger antibiotic). They are thinking of doing an MRI just in that area to see if it is abscessed, but I think the plan is to only do that if the Meropenem doesn't make a difference in the next two days.
Cecily, Caleb, and I called her this morning and she was so happy and excited to talk to all of us. It's amazing how she can carry on a real conversation on the phone with us. I asked her if she felt sick or if she felt good. She told me she felt sick. She told my mom this morning all about how she had gone to Hogle Zoo (3 weeks ago) and how she saw the elephants, giraffes, and monkeys. She is such a sweetheart and she is enduring this round so well. Today she has nurse Irish and we all just love him so much! He is so good with her, she is in good hands!