Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hannah Update 2.2.09

Today is our regular clinic day at Children's Hospital. Hannah's platelets were just 17,000 today, so we have already gotten a platelet infusion, and we are now waiting for her chemo treatment. She still has her cough, so the doctor listened to her lungs again today, and then ordered a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed no pneumonia (Thank you, Lord!), just a lot of "stuff' in her bronchial tubes. He feels that this is due to her not moving around much and the fact that her cough reflex is very weak right now. So...she will be admitted to the hospital for some pulmonary tests and some experimental therapies to see what we can do to improve her lung function. He said that we should just be in the hospital for a day or two. We're thankful that they are being proactive and getting this taken care of before it turns into something more serious. Her immunity has risen somewhat (380), but she is still below the isolation cut-off of 500. We're hoping that getting her lungs cleared up will help her feel better, too, and give her some more energy.

We are so thankful for all of you...those who read these emails and are so faithful to lift us up in prayer. You continually keep us encouraged and remind us that God is good, all the time!

Therefore, having been justified by faith,
we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through Whom also we have access by faith
into this grace in which we stand,
and rejoice in hope
of the glory of God.
Romans 5:1-2

Jill & Brad

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