It's amazing how far Eric has come in the last year. This time last year we began to see some great changes in Erics labs. A few scary moments throughout the year, but since Eric's pneumonia in the summer, his inflammation has gone down.
The increased counts usually relate to his Still's Disease being managed well, but not curing him of the pain and inflammation it causes.
The afternoon was filled with a whole lot of waiting! Eric had a follow up CT scan on his chest to check his lungs and get an idea how his liver and spleen are. Last check his spleen was still enlarged, which is a symptom of HLH & Still's Disease as is monitoring the white cell and ferritin counts. At times, it can be quite confusing to see if it is a Still's flare or the dreaded HLH returning.
After that he had a breathing test where they motored his oxygen levels while exercising to make sure he was not losing any during those times.
We have not received final results on the last two, but think they went well. Overall, this long, boring day was a positive marker for Eric's health going forward.