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Friday, October 12th

Otto has had a good day today.  He's been out at least twice going on nice long walks.  We were really happy to see that his lungs were hard at work!

It looks like Otto's counts for his ANC level is 0.  We were hoping that they were on their way up, but the 300 ANC was a false read.  So, unfortunately, that means he has to continue with the no eating, no drinking rule. 

Tomorrow we are working with the team to see if we will give Otto this particular medicine that will stimulate the production neutrophils, the substance that the body produces to create the ANC.  By doing this, we will be hopefully helping his body develop the ANC count over the next few days.  This will allow his body to get into the range that would be considered safe for surgery.  Surgery is needed to remove the fungus that is attached to his liver.  We pray that there are no major side effects from this.

Tomorrow, Mark and Tess, along with some other close friends, will be attending a barn raising.  The own…