On Saturday August 14th, Noah began running a fever. By nine o’clock that night it was high enough that he had to go to the hospital. We loaded him in the van and Jessica and our good friend Rachel Quinn made the drive down to Children’s Hospital. Around three o’clock that morning he made it to a room. Since then, his ANC count has stayed at zero. The ANC count shows how strong his immune system is. When it is at zero, his body has little to no white blood cells. At this point he is in the room without a fever. He gets antibiotics every day and platelets when he needs them. When his body begins making white cells again and gets stronger he should be able to come home.
Chemo is hard. It is hard on his body and his emotions but he is handling it well. He was telling Jessica last night how he wanted to go home. He was telling her all the things he wanted to see - his tractor, his puppy, his room, and his toys. She told him he would be able to see them when we get to go home. At that point he looked at her and said, “all done” which is his way of saying, “lets go home!”
Please pray for his body to bounce back and be able to come home soon. Thank you for your continued encouragement and prayers.
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These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.