Friday, July 24, 2009

Bad Hair Day

Recent conversation between Gil and Marika:

"Maybe I should just go ahead and cut my hair short. It's still falling out. It doesn't look good," Gil said.

"It doesn't look bad, Dad. Trust me." Marika said. "I mean, it's just really, really thin."

"Yeah. That's what I mean. It's really thin." Gil said. "I look like Larry King."

The neutrophil count is up to 1.8 today. This is what we've been waiting for.

The next bone marrow biopsy is scheduled for this coming Monday. The results of the bone marrow biopsy will determine next week's treatment plan. It appears that if all goes well, Gil could be coming home the end of next week.

He's very weak and he's lost a lot of weight. So his work at home is to regain strength and build up his stamina. He needs to put on weight and build muscle. We been told that this can take months to achieve.

During that time at home, he'll come back to the hospital for weekly blood work to monitor his white blood cells, red blood cell and platelets.

A week after he gets home, he'll have his first appointment at Karmanos Cancer Center (here in downtown Detroit) to begin preparatory talks about the transplant process. All this sounds cautiously encouraging.

And for the record. I've always had a fondness for Larry King and his suspenders and thin hair.

1 comment:

  1. Loved this post. It's great to add Dad's "quote of the day" to lighten things up. Perhaps we can make it a regular addition?