Sunday, January 3, 2016...45 days in the hospital
What a rough night and day. BJ was extremely nauseated and vomited several times through the night and day today. He is really over all of this. The constant nausea, day after day, is overwhelming. When the Pediatric Surgeons came to check on him this morning, they restated that it is not safe to remove his gallbladder at this time. His platelet count this morning was 6k. (Normal is over 150k.) His white blood cell count this morning was 0.1. So not only is he at risk for bleeding that would be very hard to control, he still has no immune system, or help with healing. He also has some fluid in the space between his lungs and chest wall, a condition called 'pleural effusion'. Doctors sent him for a chest x-ray and ultrasound today to see the condition of his lungs, and to get a current picture of his gallbladder. Both issues can cause nausea.
Please continue your prayers. He wants to be normal so bad...he wants to go home. He misses his own room, and his dogs, and he misses going to school. He's one of the toughest kids, but he also needs your prayers. He believes, we all believe in the power of prayer, and if he felt better, he would ask again to please keep praying for him.