- WBC: 2.7
- Hgb: 7.8
- Platelets: 135
- ANC: 1200
Our “lucky charm” made counts today! That also means Avery will be staying at the hospital overnight.
She gets her last dose of chemo for this round of therapy, and it’s the type that requires constant IV fluids and observation, hence admission.
Therefore, mom is at the hospital with Avery during the day and dad will stay overnight. (COVID precautions still mean only one parent at a time).
She will also get blood overnight to help boost her numbers, especially with this last chemo dose.
Avery returns to clinic the next two Wednesdays, then another Bone Marrow Biopsy on the 3rd week before starting Round 3: Intra-Maintenance.
The next phase of therapy will require hospital admissions off-and-on that will each be a few days long. It will last (at least) 6 weeks depending on pauses due to low counts.
That phase only prepares us for the 4th, and most difficult phase, of her therapy: Delayed Intensification.
To summarize, our specific prayer requests:
- no infections
- no side effects from chemo
- 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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