Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hannah Update 12.17.08

Well, Hannah has finally had her first official dose of chemotherapy. The infusion was uneventful, and she is feeling fine. We are waiting now for a platelet infusion, and then we will be going home. Our oncologist discussed the possible side effects of Avastin with us, one of which is bleeding. He is somewhat concerned about this potential side effect, due to the fact that her platelet counts have been so low (platelets are the clotting mechanism in blood). So...we will be coming in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for platelet infusions until her counts rise above 100,000 and stay there for awhile. She will have a chemo infusion once every two weeks for a couple of months, and at that time she will have another scan to determine its effectiveness.

We are so thankful to finally be moving ahead with Hannah's treatment plan. She has had less nausea over the past several days, so she is feeling pretty good right now. We are looking forward to Christmas next week, and the opportunity to spend time with family. God truly is good, all the time!

Jill & Brad

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