Last night we received a call from our home health nurse scheduling Matt's blood draw for today. She said that she had just called Hem/Onc to get the orders for the draw and they had told her that they didn't want Matt going to school until we knew what his counts were. :-( He fell pretty dramatically last time and we surely don't want to risk illness or infection by sending him back if his counts are low! He was so BORED today. It made me worried because what if he feels this good for the entire year but can't go to school??? I guess I imagined that if he was too sick to go to school (with his counts) that he would feel crummy, as well. If he feels good, but his immune system is down, we are in for a long year (oh, yeah, I think we're in for a long year anyhow...) So this afternoon he got his blood draw and everything is looking pretty good. His ANC is high enough to go to school tomorrow. He was so excited when I told him. So, here we go back to our 'normal' life. Last time it was 2 and 3 weeks post chemo that he had such awful numbers, so we'll see if this month follows that pattern.