Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Quick update: Bone Marrow results

Dr. Smith called Tiffany this afternoon and was very optimistic as to how Abby is proceeding and responding to treatment. She has about 10% cancer cells still in her bone marrow but that is still really good. She was at about 90%-100% a week ago, so that is a huge drop. This does mean that next Tuesday they will do another bone marrow test, and spinal tap. By then it should be under 5% and she would still be catagorized as a 'rapid responder'. Pray for that.

We also found out yesterday that she is nutrophenic (I think that is how you spell it). Basically that means that she is at a higher risk for infections because the infection fighting types of white blood cells is below 500, she's at 400 currently.

Abby will go back to Denver for a check up on Thursday and then again for the Chemo treatment and bone marrow procedure on Tuesday after Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.

There you are... short and sweet.


Kimberly Nicholson said...

Praise God for her healing!!!!!! What a huge drop in cancer cells! Betcha by next week she will be under that 5% mark.

In terms of the neutropenia, I have worked on products for neutropenia and as your doctor has probably told you, it is yet another "wonderful" side effect of the chemo, but a very common one.

Keep up your inspirational faith on the road to Abby's total wellness. You are all so uplifted in love and prayers.


alana's mommy said...

Yay! I am so glad that you got such wonderful results from the bone Marrow test!

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Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see that she is responding well. I know that God's hands are all over her and she will be where she needs to be next week. She is a beautiful little girl and I know that she will be a light to so many. You are in our thoughts daily.

Susan Brewer

MommyShel2Qnx said...

What fantastic news! Go Abby!!!!