Part of the Process
- WBC: 1.4
- Hgb: 8.5
- Platelets: 210
- ANC: 260
Avery’s ANC disqualified her for chemo again this week. It’s part of the process.
And the low ANC is what keeps us moving forward, especially as the mask mandate is rescinded here in Texas, to stay as vigilant as possible in keeping Avery safe.
So, today she received an Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy. Immunoglobulin replacement therapy boosts your antibody levels when they are low to help you fight infection.
Next week, she’ll be back in clinic to see if her numbers have risen.
If she qualifies, she’ll get her last dose of chemo (for round 2), return the following Wednesday to check in on labs, and then a Bone Marrow Biopsy the week after that.
Meaning, we *could be* done with Round 2 of chemo in three weeks. Then, a 2-week break before starting the Intra-Maintenance phase.
(We’re currently in the 2nd phase of treatment. This phase includes Consolidation *the current round*, Intra-Maintenance, and then Intensification).
I know. It’s a lot. I’ve included graphics (on Facebook) to remind us all of each part of the process, plus a photo of our sweet girl in clinic today.
To help summarize, our specific prayer requests:
- no infections
- Avery qualifies for chemo next week
- labs and procedures continue to show no sign of cancer
Follow Avery’s journey with Leukemia here.
How can you help from home?
First, prayer. We need to continue to storm the gates of heaven for Avery.
Their biggest tangible needs are food and money. Even with insurance, the costs are undoubtedly going to continue to add up.
For starters, we set up a GoFundMe with a tentative amount that will most likely go up as we continue: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-baby-avery-beat-leukemia
To help them stay fed while at the hospital, we’ve found DoorDash gift cards are best: https://doordash.launchgiftcards.com/
Email for digital gift cards here: [email protected]
Want to send cash straight to Chey through Cashapp? $CheyenneShipwash
Or you can send it straight to Nic through Venmo: @NKiernan
Want to send tangible gifts? We’ve set up an Amazon Wish List.
Purchase a shirt here: Happily Ever Avery products
Facebook page for updates: Happily Ever Avery
Instagram handle: @ourhappilyeveravery
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