We were able to go to our local doctor's office today in Hot Springs for Hannah's bloodwork...and though her platelets are still low, she will not require an infusion since she's done with radiation! Her white count has also actually risen a little bit, and although it's still low enough that she has to be isolated, it's good to see improvement in that area! That means that tomorrow we will not have to make a trip to Little Rock, or any other doctor's office, for that matter. It will be wonderful for Hannah to have a full day at home to rest...actually, three full days counting the weekend. What a blessing!
Many of you have emailed asking about how Bethany, Hannah's 13-year-old sister, is coping with all that is going on. She's a very busy girl, with basketball, cheerleading, band, and church activities, and we've done our best to keep things as normal for her as possible, while still including her in an occasional trip to Little Rock so she can see for herself what all is going on with Hannah. She worries about her big sister, but she is learning (like we all are) to trust God one day at a time. She has an opportunity this weekend (thanks to a precious friend) to go on a 3-day, 2-night hiking trip in the Ouachita mountains, which will be a wonderful experience for her. Thank you to all of you for your concern and prayers for her, as well as for Hannah.
Jesus said, "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34
God is good, all the time!
Jill & Brad