“It is only during a storm that a tree knows how strong it is.”– Matshona Dhliwayo
Avery just started her high dose chemo at 8:30pm.
She will have 4 days of Cytarabine and 4 days of the other medicine (Mitoxantrone). They’ll have 2 days of overlap.
The chemo will run for 6 days. Then we wait for her numbers to come back up before our next steps.
Hopefully we’ll know more about that tomorrow.
We still don’t know the percentage of leukemia cells in her bone marrow.
And if AML is present.
Regardless, this chemo protocol is known to work on either.
Please pray Avery doesn’t get too sick with this round.
The high doses are expected to cause fevers and leave her feeling crummy.
And we’re all sad when Avery is sad.
Finally, pray for remission. That is now, once again, the goal.
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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