Short and sweet: We went to the Cancer Institute last week. Luiz's Complete Blood Count numbers are stable. Some have improved (his platelets count is now actually hovering in the normal range!) and those that have progressed in the wrong direction have done so only within the margin of error included in the measurement.
It was nice to hear the doctor remark on the negligble progression from one year ago. So often we focus on the incremental changes and Luiz is frequently saddened by the slow march forward. But at this stage of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia game we really have to keep a perspective that looks out over a longer time period to be reminded just how stable his situation has been and continues to be.