petechiae have all disappeared and nearly all of his bruises have faded. Even his black eye is hardly visible! Today, the pediatrician called back with the results: 188,000! Normal platelet level is above 150,000, so he's doing great.
The next step is to taper off his steroid. We'll start doing that in a couple of days and hopefully everything will go well.
Thanks again to all the support and prayers that were offered on Eli's behalf. We really appreciate it!