It's taken me a while to update, but it's better late than never, and better yet, it's good news! Here you go!
By Wednesday, Beckham was actually perking up and had a little pink in is cheeks. We were thrilled by this development and hopeful the IVIG had worked its magic. And when his labs were checked again on Friday, his hemoglobin had risen to 8.4! Yeah! With such good news, we felt a celebration was in order, so I strapped Blythe and Beckham in the double stroller and set off on a walk to pick up Gwen from school and then stop off at the park. Unfortunately, while walking, I had to maneuver around some sidewalk construction, and when I got to the other side, I did not notice a cement dust mud puddle that caused me to slip, try to stop my fall with my arm, dislocating my shoulder in the process, and tipping the stroller backwards, causing the kids to be completely upside down. The worst part was that I could not set the kids upright because my uninjured arm was wedged underneath the stroller and my dislocated arm would not move either. Beckham kept staring at me, saying, "um, Mommy, I think you need to pick me up." Fortunately, a nice man saw me fall and ran over, picked up the kids, and helped me call Nate for some help. We're all doing a better now...a little sore, but much better!
As for this week, Beckham had labs on Monday which showed his hemoglobin at 9.2! His EBV was checked again, and if it comes back at all elevated, than IVIG will be repeated. At this point, we have not heard the results, but Beckham is not considered contagious, and I sent him back to school on Tuesday so that he can enjoy the last 2 weeks of school.
Thank you all for the prayers, thoughts, and kindness that has been showed to our family over the past few weeks. I feel this huge sense of relief and gratitude in my life, knowing that our little guy is not relapsing back into his Evans Syndrome. What a blessing...a huge, enormous, gigantic, incredible blessing.