This is the story of my son Max. On the 2nd of June, 2011 Max had a stroke and was admitted to the ICU at the Royal Childrens Hospital. On that day he was also diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). At the time he was only 10 weeks old.
Monday, 27 June 2011
Monday 27th June- Normal!!
Today for the first time since we got here, Max's platelets were in the NORMAL range at 187!!! He has gone 2 days without having a platelet transfusion. This is the first time in nearly a month that I've been able to entertain the idea of going home. I'm excited but scared by the prospect of leaving hospital. I suppose it'll be a bit like taking him home after he was first born. I know my baby is getting healthier because the days here are getting longer and longer. Initially we had a busy schedule of doctors and various tests. Now I'm happily bored! I can't wait to do the normal things that I'd always taken for granted like going grocery shopping and walking the dogs. One of the first things I need to do once he gets his IV line out is give him a bath! My stinky bubba hasn't had one since we've been here. I want to take him to the pool, the beach, the zoo, the farm and the aquarium. Max was already my world before he got sick but now I want to give him even more. He is my hero.