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My Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma Story
Or, This Is How I'm Going To Beat Cancer
June 21, 2009 
21st-Jun-2009 08:04 pm
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Today, Father's Day was hard for us to say the least.  However, I decided that since I love all holidays so much, we will celebrate Father's Day as soon as Ben is ready.  One thing we have already learned this year is to cherish every day we have with Ben.  He is a wonderful father!  He has been away from home since June 3rd.

Ben is doing well right now.  His oxygen machine has been reduced to 60 percent and he is doing well on that level (saturation 92).  Less fluid is coming out of his chest tube, 4ml.  That is a great improvement and means less fluid is seeping into his lungs!  Also, he has no temperature currently.  His white count is at 2; one of the antiviral medicines he is on is responsible for the drop.  That medicine has been moved to every other day, so his white count should improve.  Also, he will receive white count boost shots for the next 5 days.  Today, he received blood and platelets.  He is still completely sedated and on a full body paralyzing medicine to allow his lungs to heal.  His chest xray looks the same, okay.  

Thank you all for your continued support.  God is slowly healing Ben, for that we are very thankful.
Ashli            
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