Happily Ever Avery // Day One of Car-T Therapy Done

Collection Day One Done

Collection Day

Part one of Avery’s day is done.

They were able to get the line inserted in her neck without any issues and her bone marrow biopsy went well.

Her CBC numbers looked well today (which tells us the cancer seems to be staying somewhat under control), but there were 3.6% blasts today.

Blasts, some of you may recall, are the cancer cells. We haven’t really seen any since early January before she went into remission.

Therefore, the doctors aren’t sure what it means yet, and we won’t know more until we get the BMB results back later this week, so please help us pray that it doesn’t change the course of her therapy.

For today, we’re now waiting on the Carter BloodCare team to do the harvesting; the collection of her blood and T-cells for CAR-T.

These cute pictures were taken before she went downstairs to the OR this morning. She’s pretty groggy now and sleeping.

Hopefully she remains comfortable, and sleepy, during the collection process.

If you missed the first post this morning, she will have to lie down for the 4 hours it takes to do the blood draw.

Her T-cell numbers have been high and they are optimistic in believing they should have no problems getting the amount they need.

Prayer requests:

  • positive biopsy results
  • successful collection process
  • comfortable day of rest for Avery
  • able to start therapy without delay
  • peace of mind as we wait

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]

Join the National Bone Marrow Registry at Be The Match if you would like to be included in the search! Just click this link https://join.bethematch.org/everAvery or simply text everavery to 61474

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.

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