Life is pretty uneventful when you are neutropenic in the hospital. I have been confined to my room for the past few days, trying to avoid germs. They hooked me up with the flat screen TV again though, which has been a nice perk. My leg got pretty nasty over the weekend. I’m not going to put up any pictures for fear of grossing everyone out! It was so burnt on Saturday that I could barely put any weight on it, but I think that was the worst day and I’m able to move around a little bit easier now.
One of the intern doctors just came by and said that my white counts were up to 3.3 and 70% of those are neutrophils, so I am no longer neutropenic which is good news! They said that as long as I don’t run another fever while they observe me today then I should be released around 5 or 6, which means that we can watch the BCS Championship at home tonight! We are going to Boston on Wednesday to have our first consultations with some surgeons that Dr. Rosen has recommended. Hopefully my leg will be mobile enough to be able to do some stuff while we’re up there. This will be the first time I’ve been to Boston.
I hope everyone in Atlanta is staying safe and warm in the snow storm!