Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just waiting for counts to go up!

Not a whole lot has changed since the last post. It seems that with every passing day, the better she looks and feels. She had a CBC done on Monday. Her hemoglobin (9.5) and platelet (64,000) counts were ok and her ANC was still very low at 170. So, she is still in isolation right now. She is staying fever free, so that is great! She is scheduled to start the next phase on the 18th, but we don't expect her ANC to be high enough to be able to start. I imagine she will be delayed a week or two before moving on.
The next phase is Interim Maintenance II. The went through Interim Maintenance I before D.I. The phase seemed to be fairly easy, with only a couple of spinal taps and chemo every 10 days for a month. Once that is over, it's into the Maintenance phase where everything will almost return back to normal. I forgot what normal is.
Briley is starting to get a lot of "fuzz" on her head. She is super excited about her hair coming back. Looking back at pictures and her long blonde hair, I'm ready to see that again!
We have been very blessed that she has not ran a fever during this time. Most kids during this phase end up admitted to Cooks. Any fever is life threatening at this point. We are going to keep on doing what we're doing. We know that Briley has almost topped the hill. Once her counts start coming up on their own, it will be all down hill from there. Another week or two and we'll be rolling down the hill! Thank you for the support and prayers!


  1. Can't wait for the downhill!!!!

  2. Faith, the Lord will always tell us, can accomplish much only if we can exercise it (Mark 11:23). Your Family demonstrates the faith of Mark 11:23:

    Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea”, and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you.

    Keep hanging On! Prayers going up for you all.
    Jeanne' and Gary Snyder


Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for Briley! God Bless!