This is what I’ve been praying for the past few days.
White Blood Cells.
White blood cells, or leukocytes (also spelled “leucocytes”; from the Greek word leuko- meaning “white”), are cells of the immune system involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials. Five different and diverse types of leukocytes exist, but they are all produced and derived from a multipotent cell in the bone marrow known as a hematopoietic stem cell. They live for about three to four days in the average human body. Leukocytes are found throughout the body, including the blood and lymphatic system.
Mattie’s count should be 7-10… it is currently .6 (that’s point six)
The medical team suspects that his white blood cells may have been depleted from some of the medications he was on during his illness. All of those medications have been stopped, so we now wait and watch for that number to increase.