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by StepDad
Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 31, 2004 update, Blake out of PICU
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Click here for Oct 31, 2004 update, Blake out of PICU

Last night, Blake was moved out of the PICU and into a private room... His temp peaked at 101 last night, the lowest it's peaked, so it seems he's turned the corner again on his way to come home.
by StepDad
Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 28, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 18980

Click here for Oct 28, 2004 update

Blake continues to have a fever between 101 and 105.

He has a gram positive infection in the Hickman catheter in his chest, and they are waiting on the "Name" of the bug so they can zero in on it and treat it correctly.

More to come when there's more to come.
by StepDad
Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 26, 2004 update #2, return to the PICU
Replies: 0
Views: 19350

Click here for Oct 26, 2004 update #2, return to the PICU

Blake's platelets level is extremely low... 1,000... on top of that, his temperature has been between 102 and 105 all day. He is getting bruises all over him due to the low platelet count. They have moved him to the PICU to monitor his vitals and so he can have a nurse that is dedicated to just him,...
by StepDad
Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 26, 2004 update, return to the ER
Replies: 0
Views: 19188

Click here for Oct 26, 2004 update, return to the ER

Blake has been at home and has been doing pretty well for the most part. He spiked a fever last night of 103.7 and we had to rush him to the MCV ER. He was admitted last night and this morning, his fever went up to 105, so we had to pack him down with ice.It is now down to 102. The doctor basically ...
by StepDad
Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: A special thanks to:
Topic: Ashland Skateland and the Vipers and families
Replies: 0
Views: 18415

Ashland Skateland and the Vipers and families

Thank you for raising money for Blake Thanks to the families and Players of the Vipers for the wonderful banner, he has it hanging in his room.
by StepDad
Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 25, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19361

Click here for Oct 25, 2004 update

Blake continues to do well. He went back to the clinic today where they had to give him 2 pints of blood. He was pretty upset and didn't really want to be there, but he realizes these things are going to happen. It's pretty rough going on him, but at least he has a video game and VCR at his disposal...
by StepDad
Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: A special thanks to:
Topic: Tilley Landscaping
Replies: 0
Views: 17331

Tilley Landscaping

Thank you for the generous donation and the assistance in taking care of David and Joey. Your support and generosity is overwhelming.
by StepDad
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 20, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19389

Click here for Oct 20, 2004 update

Well, after another 8 days of Chemo and a 9 night hospital stay, Blake got out of the hospital yesterday. He was extremely happy (of course) about that. He got to go to his Dad and Stepmom's house for the night (and today). This was the first time he got to sleep at his dads in a very long time, and...
by StepDad
Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: A special thanks to:
Topic: Special thanks to the Families of Shepards Way (and Beyond)
Replies: 0
Views: 18188

Special thanks to the Families of Shepards Way (and Beyond)

We would like to thank the families of Shepards Way for raising money for Blake and for all they have done for us on a regular basis. A special thanks goes out to Christina Stansberry (and family) for all you have done for us. Kirby Pierce for setting up "The Schedule" and picking the boys...
by StepDad
Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 18, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19266

Click here for Oct 18, 2004 update

Blake had a great weekend. He's continuing his Chemo and will finish up round 2 tomorrow morning, and they are hoping he can come home sometime during the day tomorrow. His spirits are high and he's feeling pretty good, all things considered. If he gets out tomorrow, he will return to the on Friday ...
by StepDad
Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 14, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19208

Click here for Oct 14, 2004 update

Went and spent my lunch with Blake today. He's doing really well, and looking great to boot. They have discontinued his TPN and Lipids IV's (for nourishment) because Blake is eating enough to make up for what he needs. That's 2 more IV's he doesn't have to take. They were giving him them at night fo...
by StepDad
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: A special thanks to:
Topic: The Melting Pot
Replies: 0
Views: 17666

The Melting Pot

Thank you for the Meal for Blake. It was the one place he wanted to go eat and you made his weekend at home complete!
by StepDad
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: A special thanks to:
Topic: Kanawha Youth Football Association Fundraiser
Replies: 0
Views: 17891

Kanawha Youth Football Association Fundraiser

A special thanks to: Dea Markley who was in charge of the Krispy Kreme Donut Sale; her husband Joe who brought the pop corn machine from his bank and even did a little popping! Lynn Walker, who made and sold football charms and other jewelry, Debbie Craig, who printed up all of those raffle tickets ...
by StepDad
Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: A special thanks to:
Topic: Kanawha Youth Football Association
Replies: 0
Views: 17055

Kanawha Youth Football Association

A special thanks to the Kanawha football league for all the support they have shown to Blake and his family. They have gone the extra mile to show their support in many ways, to include a fundraiser and raffle of items donated by many companies.

http://www.kanawhafootball.org
by StepDad
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Updates on Blake
Topic: Click here for Oct 13, 2004 update
Replies: 0
Views: 19196

Click here for Oct 13, 2004 update

Blake returned to the Hospital Monday morning and he was admitted to begin round 2 of his Chemo. By this point in time, they expected his bone marrow to recover, but it has not. He had 6% blast cells in his Bone Marrow. They consider 5% or less remission. There were so few cells to count from that t...