Thursday, February 10, 2011
God is Good!!
Briley went to clinic this morning and had her counts checked. Everything looked good, and she didn't have to have any transfusions!! Her ANC count, infection fighter count, was around 370. This was higher than when she got here!! When it gets over 500, she can be around more people. The nurse said it shouldn't get much lower right now, and that her chemo shouldn't bring it down too much. That is good news!! Praise God!! Her low fever may just be from steroids. Her ears and throat were clear!! John is supposed to come back tomorrow, but his plans to bring Bryson aren't looking great. Bryson started having a green snotty nose today, so he's going to have to go see Larry later. I want him well; it has been almost 3 weeks since I have seen him, and I miss him so much!! However, it is such a small price to pay to have Briley get well, and hopefully cancer free soon!! Him staying at home with a runny nose is nothing compared to cancer...it's all in how you look at it. That is one thing that I have learned through all that we have been through. All of the things that seemed so big before, are really small things. Life is so precious, and I hope I don't take one minute for granted. I want to live each day to the fullest, and love and serve God in the process. I know there is no way I could be doing this without God right with me all of the time. I have said countless prayers over the last few weeks, and while praying the rosary, I had an overwhelming peace come over me. That is the love and protection of our amazing God!! It is hard to know why Briley had to get Leukemia, but I know it is for a reason. Think of all of the prayers that have been said, and how many people have been drawn closer to God through all of this, and this is just the beginning. Briley is special; God chose her for a special mission. Maybe she will help strengthen others' faith in God, including my own!! Thank you for all of your prayers; they have been so wonderfully answered. Please keep praying that she is cancer free by Day 29. We love you!!