Tuesday we took Addison back to Texas Children's for her monthly visit. She wasn't scheduled to go back until July but since her last platelet count came back really low (21) the doctor wanted to see her sooner. We still don't have a diagnosis but our long list of monthly test are starting to pay off. The results from last month showed she had elevated IGG levels which is a sign of CMV (a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness.) This time Dr. Lakshmi did blood work to check for that virus so we can make sure that is it. We should find out if it is positive in a week or so and then we will go from there. It did get our hopes up that we may get a diagnosis but we really got our hopes up that her platelet counts were up to 111. 111 is still not in the normal range but is much higher than what Addison has had. The doctor told us we could be excited but we still needed to be cautious that it could come back down again. We are starting to be able to tell when her platelets drop or go up by the number of bruises she has and we both felt confident that her levels went up before the doctor even told us.