Great news! All of Lucas’ numbers are up. The hemoglobin (red blood) count went from 8.1 to 10. The white blood cell count went from 3 to 6.1. The absolute neutrophil (infection fighting cells) went from .4 to .5. Even the doctor could not explain why Lucas had such a substantial increase in such a short amount of time. We know the prayers were heard & God is healing Lucas!
In addition, the GI doctor tested 2 stool samples. Both samples came back as having no blood in the stool. So they do not believe Lucas is bleeding internally. Such wonderful news!
The hematologist doctor believes the big dip is due to a few factors. #1 Lucas was a preemie so he was not born with the same amount of blood as a full term baby. #2 He lost blood during the esophagus surgery. #3 In June, he had blood in his stool when he was admitted to PCH. #4 He’s had many blood draws for tests which are constantly depleting his stock pile. The doctor believes Lucas will resolve the issue on his own in time. The doctor does not know how long it will take. But doctor is hopeful Lucas hit his lowest numbers last week and will continue to improve from there. We go back in 3 weeks to retest. The doctor wants to let Lucas build up his numbers on his own. So no additional medication will be added at this time. Lucas’ numbers are still low but showing great signs of improvement!
We are so grateful for all of the prayers! Yet again Jesus has shown his mighty healing power. This is proof that miracles do happen. We give all of the glory and praise to the Lord!