Written Oct 27, 2008
We all (Hannah, Jon, Jackson, and I) arrived around 8:45 this morning. We went to the clinic in the hospital and we did not have to wait long; which is a plus. Next, we moved to a room and the nurse drew Hannah's blood to see what her counts were. Then, we moved into a private treatment room where Hannah received her Methotrexate chemotherapy in her ommaya reservoir in her head. (This was pretty difficult for all of us, next month Hannah will have to be sedated or have some stronger medication while having this procedure done.) Finally, we all then waited around to move into a room on the oncology unit and after about an hour of waiting Hannah received a room. Jon and Jackson went back home around 3:00 after Hannah and I were all settled in.
Hannah's lab counts are great. Her ANC is 1277! Yea...she made it over the 1000 mark and her platelets are 106. Hannah made counts and her labs are good enough for her to have all her chemotherapy!
We told Dr. Saylors (Hannah's Oncologist) how well she has been eating and he said she was little miss chunky cheeks and we are going to see how she does off of the TPN and lipids! NO MORE TPN and LIPIDS for awhile! This is great news. Hannah is making such good progress!
Also, the burn on Hannah's back is about the size of a dime today. It is looking fantastic! Hannah also had her feet and legs put in casts. Only for a short amount of time! She is getting fitted for AFO's (aka. walking braces) to help give her feet and ankles support to grow strong. Hannah will be walking again before you know it, just wait and see!
One more thing! Hannah is also going to have a scan of her brain and spine done on Wednesday to see what the status of her tumor looks like. Then she should be out of the hospital on Thursday morning!
Please pray that Hannah's body will be free of this tumor. That no tumor or cancer cells will be in her body. She needs prayer for strength and that she has no side effects from this round of chemotherapy.
'Whatever they plot against the Lord he will bring to and end; trouble will not come a second time.' Nahum 1:9
(Your sickness will leave and not come back again)
'This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of him.' 1 John 5:14-15
(Be confident in your prayers)
Keep the Faith!