Cooper’s back had been bothering him on & off for a few months. He’d say ‘my back hurts’, rest for a day (usually involved Miralax and a BM) and then be back to his ‘normal’ self. On Friday, July 15th, we picked Cooper up and he says his back hurt, he rested all day Saturday but kept feeling worse and worse. Sunday morning, my husband took Cooper in to Urgent Care where they did find him to be pretty constipated but the PA noticed how pale he was and requested a blood draw. His platelet counts were 51, rather than the usual 150 and both red & white blood cells were VERY low. These results came in around 11 and he was admitted to Blank by 12:30.
It’s been a whirlwind since Sunday but he got his port on Tuesday the 19th and started chemo.