Yes, you read it correctly, I said normal!!!! We are rejoicing in this good news. Her red blood cell count and her platelet count are also in the normal range! Now, this does NOT mean that she is all better. This just means that the medicine is doing it's job and that we will be able to wait until this summer for her bone marrow transplant. Also, her weight is up just a bit...not what it needs to be, but up nonetheless. Her height is at 85% for her age and gender, her weight is at 75%. She needs all the nutrition and strength she can get before she goes in for transplant to help her body fight this cancer.
Anna is in a lot of physical pain. Her bones hurt, a throbbing and sometimes sharp pain runs through them. Her muscles also ache as if she has just done a rigorous workout. Anna is very very tired but her body refuses to shut down at night, causing her to lay awake until 3, sometimes 4 in the morning. Her doctor has prescribed something for her but encouraged us to try melatonin first. In all of this we know that God is at work in our lives. He is molding us and shaping us into the vessels He desires us to become. We are comforted as we lean on the Lord for strength and have peace of mind as we consider that God is in control of this situation and all situations for that matter.