Friday, September 02, 2005

Who can really say when she'll start...

Well, I thought we'd be going down today to start the Long Term Maintinance but nope, still didn't pass. Actually her counts were lower, 225 ANC from 250 last week. The other components of her blood look good though and have steadily been bouncing back. The doctors said not to worry and that it may take a while to have everything bounce back up to normal. So, the plan is to start now on Tuesday, but we have an eye appointment on the same day so I'm going to see if she can start on Wednesday instead or just later in the day on Tuesday. I'll straighten it all out with them soon, but if she still doesn't qualify on Tuesday then I don't know what they'll want to do.

She seems to be in good spirits, and it is nice to not have to give her much in the way of medicines too.

Well, stay tuned, and thanks again for all of the prayers, thoughts, comments and calls... and for just for reading too!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Didn't pass again! :(

Well, Abby didn't pass the blood count requirement to start the next phase, she is still to low. They will test her again on Thursday and hopefully she will start on Friday. If she doesn't pass, they will most likely schedule a bone marrow aspiration again to check things out further. So, pray that she passes, I really don't want her to have to get another bone marrow test.

I really hope that it does come up soon, kind of worries me that it isn't... but I won't go down any those roads unless she doesn't pass on Thursday.

She's been doing relatively good in the 2 weeks since she's been off treatment, gets tired sometimes but really does good for having such low blood counts. Once her hemoglobin comes back up we are planning on going up the canyon a bit to see if any leaves have started to change up there, that is always a pretty time of year for the mountians.

Anyway, I'll write more on Thursday when we know the plan.