Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hannah Update 1.26.09

We just got home from Children's Hospital a little while ago. Hannah's platelets were at 56,000 today, which is pretty good, but they went ahead and gave her an infusion anyway. Thankfully, it was high enough that we don't have to return until Thursday, which will be a nice break. We did find out that her ANC count (immunity level) has dropped back down to 500, which is right at the borderline for required isolation. We'll have to be very careful not to expose her to any illnesses, which can be difficult at this time of the year! This drop is probably due to the chemo treatment she received last Tuesday. We allowed Bethany to miss a day of school today to accompany us to Children's Hospital, so she could experience just a little taste of what Hannah goes through while she's at school all day. I think Hannah enjoyed having her along for the day.

Hannah continues to struggle with her vision, her balance, and extreme fatigue. Even though we have not yet seen a positive response to the chemotherapy treatments, God has been faithful to fill us with His peace. We know without a doubt that He is in control and that His love for Hannah and for us surpasses our knowledge. We placed her in His hands before she was born, and we know that she is eternally secure because of the decision she made to accept Christ as her Savior many years ago. And because of this knowledge, we can continue to say that God is good, all the time.

Jill & Brad

"...that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory..." Ephesians 3:17-21

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