Thursday, August 15, 2013

Slow progress

We've been waiting for Krista to be able to come home, but it  hasn't been possible yet.  Her white blood levels have not been growing, and today they were even down again. If the marrow biopsy came back with no leukemic cells they could have given her neupogen to boost white blood production. The labs came back good, but not good enough. Before treatment her sample had 40% leukemic cells; now there are 6%. That shows that the chemo is effective (yay!), but it's not good enough to start neupogen.  So there's more waiting to do until she has begins increasing on her own.

The waiting is tough, and it's been lonely for Krista. We visited twice today. We ate lunch together on the patio, and this evening played cards. Thank the Lord that she's been feeling better today!

Her oncologist wanted to begin the next round of chemo in two weeks, just before the start of school. He's so nice to delay that a few days so that Krista can send them off to school the first couple of days. How wonderful!

 I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning. (Psalm 130:5-6)

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