George managed another night with sleep, this time additional-oxygen-free! However, throughout the day he was back alternating between the facemask and the CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure…who said Harriet and Fred would struggle with the medical lingo?!). The reason for this was that his Sats had dropped a little overnight and need to recuperate before he will be allowed back up to the Ruth Myles Unit. Another huge bonus of the night is that George’s neutrophils had rocketed up to 4.0 this morning, such a huge increase the doctors thought it a lab error, and had to double check the figures! The doctor explained that they would, therefore, stop the growth hormone to avoid his neutrophils hitting 20.0 by tomorrow! There is no doubt about it, George is fighting back!
George ate two solid meals today (yes….of the hospital food variety!) and even managed a game of Who’s Who with us, plus the cricket highlights. George seemed very reflective this afternoon (hardly a surprise) and is keenly anticipating a move upstairs in the not too distant future, as are the nurses who report that Ruth Myles is very quiet without him!
All in all we are pleased to report things continue to move in the right direction. Thank you all, again, for your endless support and prayers. Harriet and Freddie.
Another Quick Note:
John Gladwyn, the brother of Georges friend Robyn, is participating in the Blenheim Palace Triathalon this Sunday, consisting of a 700m (not 700km as I had previously written..) swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. He must be a bloody good bloke, because he’s doing it for Leukaemia Research. If you would like to sponsor him, remembering that all the proceeds are going to an amazing place, then SPONSOR HIM HERE. Go on, you know you want to.. Best of luck from all the Nortons..Fred