Saturday, September 11, 2010

White Blood Cell Count

Friday, my white blood cell count was a little high. This could be a sign of infection, or it could be from the steroids they have me on. So they ran a few different cultures and everything came back negative.

Saturday, my white blood cell count was even higher, however all of my other numbers look good. My pancreas graft is right where it needs to be, I don't have any chills or fever, and my blood sugar is normal so they don't know what is causing this, but they've decided to keep me here 1 more day to make sure I am OK.

It's a little frustrating, but I suppose I'd rather stay here an extra day than leave and have to be checked back in. So now the plan is to go home on Sunday.

They put me on an antibiotic. Let's hope it works!

As far as how I'm feeling... well, to be honest I feel like a million bucks! I can't imagine staying home for 6 more weeks, but we'll see what happens. I can already tell how different my life is going to be. More energy, more optimism, my charisma, and more normalcy.

Rock and freakin' Roll !!


  1. Hey Jake! I hope your white blood cell count goes down soon with no other complications and you are on your way out the door! Thanks so much for blogging! I think of you and Chris often and I have told your story many, many times. Keep up the good work!
    Listed for KPTx 7/21/10

  2. Good luck Jake! I hope things just get better n better for u! Ur always so positive and kind to everyone-u deserve a full, happy life n it sounds like that's just what ur gonna have! All my best to u! Dayna

  3. I'v been catching up on your KP surgery and post surgery. I'm so glad that it is going well.

    I seem to remember that my hubby's white blood count went up for a bit too.

    After 3 years, it still sounds odd when my hubby says he's not diabetic (he had been for 36 years).

    And yes... he has the same scar! The straight one right down his middle. They went around his belly button (we thought that was funny).

    So very very glad that it is going well for you.