I cling to good news because a rising white count means healing, but she is still feeling pretty crummy. She is extremely tired and quite uncomfortable, but her pain is being managed well on the morphine. She still has pretty bad mucousitis and spends a lot of her gagging and coughing up gunk, but, dare I say, it seems to be getting better by just a smidgen. Again though, I am thankful that this is all she is facing, because she shows no sign (and prayerfully never will) of any of the scary & life-threathening side effects that many other kids face during transplant. The things that are happening to her are normal and she will get through, and the doctors are very happy with how she is looking and how she handling it all. So please keep praying that she amazes us!!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Houston We Have a White Count!
Wednesday night our little Hazelnut's fever broke without Tylenol and has only returned twice for about an hour! Thank you all so much for the prayers because they absolutely worked. The moment I needed a reprieve God came through and brought me peace. I am so thankful. Yesterday she had a white count, but I didn't want to get my hopes up because sometimes they can fluctuate. But today, they went up again! They even went up enough for her counts to show an ANC (absolute neutrophil count) of 428!!! This means her stem cells are grafting, are rebuilding and we are on the upswing! Usually, they like to see her ANC be above 1000 for at least three days, so we still have a ways to go; however, the doctors were all quite surprised they jumped so quickly.