+Day 262

Last week, I was in Arizona with these Irish dancers who competed at the Western Regional Oireachtas.

Niamh placed 10th in the Traditional Set. She did a fantastic job for her first Oireachtas.

Micayah and Malakye both did amazing and showed huge improvement from last year, which was their first year in championship level dancing. So, this weekend, at their second year, they both qualified for Nationals (again) and Micayah qualified for Worlds.

Prior to leaving for Arizona, the boys and Niamh had intensive practices and pushed through them even while sick. For the past week, Naomi has been fighting the same cold/virus that the rest of our family had to deal with over the past 3 weeks. She had some very sleepy days, low grade fever of 99.8 and seems to generally be feeling ok; she is a bit more emotional, moody, and irritable, but that is to be expected while sick. These illnesses hit her harder and will take longer for her to recover as well. Most of us felt down and out for over a week. So I anticipate it may be longer for her.

Her IgG level went from 516 to 511 this week so she did not get IVIG. But her platelets dropped from 301 last week to 204 this week. Her hemoglobin dropped from 12.6 to 10.7. She looks pale and spends a lot of her time in PJs and under blankets. We pray for this illness to pass through her system without depleting her counts or suppressing her bone marrow any more than it already has.

Her doctor was out of the office and we saw the NP this week. After coming home, I decided that I would feel better going back next week for follow up labs. So I will schedule an appointment for Tuesday or Wednesday to get labs and see her Dr just keep an eye on her counts.

We are half way through a 4-day weekend to celebrate family time. I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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