Friday, May 11, 2012

Vampire Xander 💋

Xander was off his IV pumps from 8-10pm and I got him to take a long walk including stairs. During this time Xander started to spontaneously bleed. Well, we knew that he would FOR SURE need platelets come morning anyway so we asked for platelets tonight. Marion, our nurse, took a basic blood count and found that indeed Xander needed platelets, but also that Xander's WBC was 0.4 and that he held hemoglobin since this morning.
Xander made a withdraw from the blood bank and by midnight, the platelets were in.
Peace & Love,


  1. AH!!! Xan is a vampire! I wonder if vampires can skype? I hope that the hospital is treating you well!

    Love you lots!

  2. Way to get those platelets in super fast! Xander, you and your family are so on top of what your body needs to heal, and when you need it, it is amazing. I think you are all on your way to getting honorary medical degrees. We'd go to see the Drs. Xander, Aaron, Emilie and Molly any day!


    Jasmine and Margo

  3. Keep growin' those platelets.

    Love ya,

    Grandpa and Grandma

  4. Dear Xander,

    Auntie Sandy wrote you another poem. Jasmine thinks this one is funny because it is said to the tune of a silly poem that you probably know about beans...

    Even though Sandy is almost 47 years old, as you can see, she has kept her youthful sense of humor.

    Cells, cells,
    The magical force
    To get Xander
    On the right course!
    The more you grow
    The better he'll feel
    So grow, you cells
    So Xander heals!

    Lots of love,

    The Lowensteins and Auntie Sandy