Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Michael (aka Micael) Update

Good news: He has stabilized over the past 24 hours with the platelet count! They are thinking it is the Atripla that is making these counts go up and down. I don't think they have had a lot of experience with this drug since it is fairly new.

He could be coming home soon, which is a far cry from yesterday's diagnoses of you are here for an indefinite period! I'm so happy I could bawl like a baby!

All the tests are, once again, coming up negative for anything except HIV.

So he have to go back for more frequent labs, not just once a month anymore. I can deal with that!

More good news: In one month this medicine has increased his t cell count more than in several months of the other drugs he was on. It also brought his viral load down amazingly fast too. Last drugs he was one took 2-3 months to get up over 300 and Atripla got him to 365 in one month! That much closer to the 600-700 that I think they are aiming for! Where he will feel almost human again! I'm ready and I know he is past ready!

Thanks for all the uplifting and prayers! I don't think without them he would be where he is today! We have been given more time to spend with Michael! How blessed we are!

Love and hugs!

 (aka Michael's Mom)


Lolamouse said...

Thank you so much for this update! I've been thinking of Micael nonstop for the past few days and he sounded so tired and resigned I was really worried. You have a very special son, and he's inspired many, many people out here. Please give him my love and keep us all posted. Thanks again!

Belle said...

I'm very happy for you and for Michael!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Today was a good day! When I heard the news I was so happy. You must be so relieved. Can't wait for him to be home being Micael again! Hugs.

Tempo said...

Thats great news, I hope things continue to improve.

Mynx said...

Thank you for the update. Sending you some hugs because I think you might need them too.

Valerie said...

I'm so pleased to read more positive news. I'll keep going with the prayers. Hugs from me.

Pat said...

This IS good news! YEAH!

Pat Tillett said...

That's good news! I need to catch up!