Great news. Jo Ann took P in for a blood draw today, and this platelets are on the upswing—30,000, up from 11,000 on Monday. The goal is 75,000 by this coming Monday. That will allow us to check in for chemo on Monday and be outta there on Wednesday. But I'm getting ahead of myself..... We have a while weekend ahead of us.
The one thing a blood test can't gauge is Pablo's happiness. If it could, the numbers would be off the scale. He's been messin around, laughin and smilin for over a week. Fred's constant presence at Pablo's side is a huge part of this. It's really something to see how Pablo follows Fred around. He wakes up in the morning and makes a bee line for Fred in the guest bedroom. They are bosom buddies—brothers from diff'rent mothers.
Speaking of the little P, it's his bed time. Better go grab him and start the winding down ritual. Looks like it's going to take a while tonight.