Inconclusive LP Results
Sorry for the delay today, there was some uncertainty in a few things this morning, but we have now have some confirmation from the Doctor.
Results from lumbar puncture came back inconclusive. They saw a few leukemia cells, but aren’t sure they were not introduced with the needle during the procedure.
The Doctor talked with his associates and they have decided if it’s in there it could be a minute amount.
They may decide to do a spinal tap on Day 8 (Thursday) because her next one isn’t scheduled until Day 15 and he doesn’t want to wait that long.
This means Avery can eat this morning.
WBC count was a bit high this morning (40.2), so they’ll do another draw in 4 hours and watch the numbers from that one. If they continue to trend up, we may start big meds on Wednesday.
Other numbers for today:
- hgb: 6.8
- platelets: 53
- uric acid: 4
- potassium: 4
She already had a bag of blood this morning and will have a dose of meds for her uric acid as well.
Avery has been responding well to the meds so far and we’d like to see that trend continue.
Evening labs are in. WBC is back down to 20!
The Doctor said he couldn’t understand why the numbers were that high and they now think they may have been tested or entered incorrectly. Big meds still start on Thursday.
Avery is in a good mood this evening with Dada and Big Sister is enjoying her time visiting with Momma.
Yay for more good news!
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 to me via PayPal and I’ll send it straight over to them: https://www.paypal.me/stacisalazar
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
Looking for more clarity in your life?
Sign up to receive practical tips to start journaling to bring more clarity into your life.