Monday, February 13, 2012

Counts are stable

It's been a while since I last posted, so time for a quick update on things. The steroids are now out of Briley's system. Her appetite is back to normal and she is losing the weight that she gained while she was on the steroids.
She had a CBC last week and all of her counts looked good! Her ANC dropped down to 1200, but that is normal considering she is off the steroids. We'll take 1200! She won't have another CBC until her next Cooks appointment on the 24th of this month. We are hoping that her counts have stabilized and the doctor will release her back to normal activities (and hopefully to Disney World)!
There is currently a national shortage of injectable methotrexate. This is the chemo that Briley gets during her spinal taps. This could affect a lot of cancer kids and their treatment plans, including Briley's. Alicia placed a call into Cooks this morning to ask about the situation, and they assured us that Cooks has nothing to worry about. It's a little scary knowing that drug shortages could cause a detour in the treatment plan. We are hoping for the best.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to read of the good reports. Will continue to uplift all of you in prayer. It is scary to be at the mercy of the drug companies when undergoing treatments. We had experienced this ourselves at various times. We'll continue to pray for Briley's healing. Hope you are able to go enjoy the Flordia sunshine soon, too!

    The Snyder's
    Gary and Jeanne'


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