Received word that Will is being released today! Such wonderful news!!!!!
JUST RECEIVED A TEXT FROM BETHANY AROUND 8:30 PM
Will's results for leukemia came back negative so he's cleared for that! Hallelujah!!!!!!She said that right now he's on antibiotics to correct the ITP and waiting for his plate count to go up! They are going to start him on steroids to help reduce swelling in his airway!
UPDATE FROM BETHANY'S FB:
"thank you all for your words, thoughts & prayers! We are currently waiting to find out for certain if Will has ITP which is a blood disorder that causes Will's antibodies to eat up his platelets. Platelets are what keeps us from bleeding to death & where Will's body is producing them, his antibodies are eating them up as fast as his body makes them. Please keep us in your prayers....we need all we can get right now!"
(updated by jenn, sorry to edit your post Mel) - I linked ITP so you guys can see what it is.
Bethany text Mel who asked me to update:
Please pass along my gratitude! I love you all bunches & will keep you posted.
Ladies: Please say prayers for Bethany's Will. I just got off the phone with her. This afternoon her dh took Will to Acute Care for trouble breathing. They told him to take Will to the ER. Then he was admitted to the hospital. Bethany then was notified that they were transporting him via helicopter to Atlanta. Nobody was allowed to go in the helicopter with him.. Bethany said he was so scared and to make it worse Bethany is stuck at home and unable to be with him.
I won't say symptoms as I will let Bethany explain. But please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.