Some new developements. First of all his cbc came back at 5k. I thought it would have been lower, but I guess the difference between 5k and 1k is not really any difference. They took his bp and and it left petecheia, which was not a good sign, and he had some on his back and other places, but not much. No bleeding yet. The hemonc talked about meds, and our options. He presented the splenectomy, which I was not keen on, and the immune suppression drugs as well. I was more prone to go with those, though I thought he might not take them regularly, which the hemmonc also agreed about. He kind of seemed to lean toward splenectomy. I told him that I'd spoken with Tim's grandma yesterday at length about her history and splenectomy and that it had almost killed her. He said that with adults they don't usually try to get the counts up first, and I told him they had with her, but that regardless it did not have any effect post splenectomy. After that he did offer that option of Nplate. He hadn't offered it before because it was thought that he was taking the Promacta and it wasn't working, but since we know he was not taking the drug, he is willing to try the Nplate. So, that is what we are going to try now...Nplate. We know he will comply because he comes in the office weekly for the injection, so it is monitored. So, maybe this will work for him for a while.
Next, a bit of an amusing story. Tim's count is low, as usual, and we could likely have just gone home today, but it is going to snow and Tim plans to have a snowball fight. The Hemonc says, "Well, you can throw them but you can't get hit in the head with a snowball. We need to treat you with IVIg if you plan to play in the snow." So he was admitted for two rounds of IVIg, lol. The Hemonc walked out laughing.