GOOD NEWS DAY!
- WBC: 1.2
- Hgb: 7.5
- Platelets: 48
- Uric acid: 4.1
- Potassium: 4.6
- Phosphorus: 5.4
- ANC: 0.30
- Blasts: ZERO
ZERO, Y’all! Blasts are the immature blood cells that are fast-growing and take over the bone marrow. They are the leukemia cells.
Today, 12 days after starting therapy, 5 days after starting chemo, the leukemia cells are leaving! The prayer now is that they stay gone.
She did start another new chemo med yesterday. They watched her for any allergic reaction, but so far none.
They also gave her a medicine to help push down the potassium numbers. It basically makes her urine increase to flush out the toxins.
Her numbers are well enough today that she doesn’t need blood or platelets.
She hasn’t needed Tylenol for pain since 8pm yesterday and slept well all night. Plus, her eating has improved and she’s been in a great mood.
So, numbers wise, TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!
The team is encouraged by the current trend and Mom & Dad are too. Speaking of, last night was the first night Mom & Dad had to split up at the hospital.
Dad stayed with Avery and Mom stayed at the hotel with Big Sister.
I’ll be quarantining with them here so (1) Mom feels more comfortable staying alone at night and (2) I can watch Big Sister between their “shift change” and, just in case, they ever both need to be at the hospital.
One more bit of good news today:
No more IV fluids!
Avery is back to eating on her regular schedule now that she’s no longer in pain, so her doctors said she didn’t have to be on an IV anymore!
She’s pretty excited about it too! She can venture to every corner of her room now
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
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