Movin’ On Up!

So, after having my white blood cell count hover around 0.2-0.3 for a few weeks, Thursday, we got a little bump. It bumped up to 0.5. Nice, but nothing great.

Then Friday, it hopped up to 0.9. Now we’re getting somewhere. Saturday, it jumped all the way up to 1.4.

Today? 2.0.

Whaaaaaaat. Go baby marrow gooooooooooooooo!

On top of that, I’ve started to eat solid foods (granted, solely food cooked for my by my wonderful sister and mother), and the hope is that I can finally start thinking about getting out of here.

The next step is showing that I can keep enough physical calories down to not jeopardize all the oral medication I’ll have to take home with me. Then they start switching all the IV medications to pill form. Then I show I can drink enough liquid to not get dehydrated. And then, I might get to go home. WOOOOOOO.

I hoping for before christmas.

That’s all I got for now. Hope everyone is doing well out there!


  1. Elizabeth Breslin · · Reply

    EXCELLENT news! Pulling for you to be home for Christmas!!

  2. annmarie · · Reply

    like the song goes. We”re dreaming of a Tony Christmas just like the Christmas”S before

  3. Dawn Salerno · · Reply

    Omg omg omg wooooo hooooo praise the good lord u will be home.for Christmas!!!!!! This is such amazing news!!!!!! Xxxxxoooool.can u Skype????

  4. Mary Clemente · · Reply

    I want Santa Claus and Anthony Lanza coming to town for Christmas.

  5. YAY!!! Sounds like great progress. You rock! Sounds like youe mom and sis are pretty awsome too! Thinking of you always “Sweets”

  6. Good luck superman

  7. I’m sure you will get home before Christmas.

  8. Hi Tony,
    I came across this website accidentally by doing a search. It caught my attention because not long ago I invested a small amount of money in a stock for a company who recently got approved for a drug called marqibo (basically improved vincristine), so I read a few of your posts. Besides the fact that I find you incredibly inspiring, reading some of your posts has given me an answer to something that’s been bothering me my whole life. Since I was very young, I have been quiet, socially awkward, and always had a brain that seemed to work a lot differently than most others. In fact, in time, it became an actual burden to go through life this way. I read about how you were training for a triathlon for Autism, and it got me thinking. After a lot of contemplation, and not knowing anything about Autism at all, I eventually looked it up online and took several tests. I proceeded to have my own trial with 5-HTP pills from my local health food store, mostly due to curiosity, and the results are astounding. It has only been 5 days so far, but I can’t believe how much more relaxed and at peace my brain is. Im sorry this turned into a huge post, but I just wanted to say thank you. You have unintentionally helped me figure out how to make living my life much more bearable. Words can’t even express how I feel. I wish you all the best.

    1. I’m glad I could help 🙂

      1. I’m glad too, although were complete strangers. I’ve never had a complete stranger have such a huge impact on my life. I even went on prescription Meds and am doing better than ever. I hope you are as well, and I’d not…hopefully someday soon. I haven’t had a chance to read any new posts yet, but I will soon. 🙂

      2. I’m glad you’re doing better!

      3. Thank you 🙂 You’re sweet. And I’m happy to have read that you’re doing better too!

  9. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?



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