Today we went back to the clinic for some more chemo and another bone marrow aspiration.
Her ANC level (body's ability to fight off infection) went from 300 last week (500 and below is the scary area) to 1200 today. Which means she can be more active this weekend. And maybe even go to the bountiful days of 47 thing-a-majigger. Happy news!
Her bone marrow two weeks ago (at diagnosis) was producing 85% cancerous cells. Last week it was down to 30%. And today the preliminary tests had her in remission (which is less than 5%)! This is fairly normal (happens in about 80% of the patients), and all it really tells us is that at this stage her body is responding to the chemo. Now they just keep zapping her with chemo for 2 years so those nasty cancer cells don't come back. This is great news, but unfortunately wont change her course of treatment.
So things are good so far. The steroids are making her eat like crazy!! And she has very specific cravings (C.P.K. "twirly" mac and cheese for example) and we've caught her rummaging through the fridge at 3 am.
She comes off the steroids for about 2 months on Aug 8th.
Thank you everyone for your prayers and support, the comments you have all left are so touching and have helped us know how much support and strength we have behind us...we are so so so grateful!
|getting ready for chemo! Notice her little cheeks compared to last week :)|
|getting weight, height and heart rate|
|waiting for the doc|
|this is after she got Chemo and is downstairs in the RTU waiting for the "sleep doctors" who put her to sleep to take her bone marrow aspiration.|
|waking up from sleepy time|
|Time to eat!! Slushy first of course with a side of cheese and oreos.|