Well....Hannah will not be starting chemotherapy today. Her platelets are at 3,000 and her hemoglobin/hematacrit (red blood counts) are also really low. So, instead of chemo, she's going to get blood and platelets. But here's the good news....her ANC is 761, so she is officially out of isolation. She is happy to be getting blood, because it always makes her feel so much better. She's already been given the platelets, and now she will receive two units of blood, which takes about four hours, so we are settling in for a long afternoon. Thankfully, we can go home when we're done!
Our oncology nurse came by and told us that we will probably start chemo next Monday, if her blood counts will allow it. We just can't start when her counts are so low. And as much as we would like to start, and know that we need to start, we can't help but be relieved that Hannah can just enjoy the rest of Thanksgiving week (we don't have to come back until next Monday) with good food and visits from friends and family! We have so much to be thankful for, even during this difficult season of our lives.
We wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving...In the midst of all of the cooking, eating, football watching, and visiting with family, please be sure to take some time to thank God for being good, all the time!
Jill & Brad