Dr. Smith called today and told Tiffany that Abby's bone marrow tests were very good, under 5% cancer so she is classified as a rapid responder! I'm glad for her that she doesn't have to keep this agressive chemo up too much longer, it's got to be hard on her, she just hasn't been herself.
But, in 2 weeks, on her birthday, she will have her final treatment of this induction phase. At that time she will have anther lumbar puncture (spinal tap and chemo), a bone marrow test again, and another round of chemo. What we want to see from that test is no signs of leukemic cells, that would mean she is in remission and that would be a great 3rd birthday present indeed!
Until then, keep her in your prayers, especially while she is so nutropenic, under 500 ANC, and at such high risk of infection.
Thanks you to everyone that is reading this, thanks for being part of this wild, often stressful but always rewarding journey!