|Bringing the party to the others|
|The family has arrived!|
|So happy to see Anna, but also anxious to see what's in the bags!|
Now for updates on the last few days........
The last I wrote Anna's ANC was just over 600. Sunday her numbers had jumped to 1053. And yesterday she was up to 1196!!! All of her numbers are looking great! I got to spend the day with her and she was quite perky! A relief since she had gotten really sick on Saturday and Sunday! She was still nauseous, but had some energy to burn off nonetheless. Anna walked a whole mile, then jogged four more laps! She also went down to the first floor Starbucks...twice. She is now allowed to be unhooked from her "shadow", or her IV pole, for long periods of time...this is quite refreshing to her! During rounds, the doctors discussed her tummy issues and said that they are pretty sure it is GVHD (graft versus host disease). Anna had some scoping done today to see what's going on and to get biopsies done, we will have the results on Thursday. At that point, she will get started on prednisone and other meds to treat the GVHD, if indeed that's what it is. The team of doctors are all pleased with Anna's counts. They even said they are looking at POSSIBLY discharging her mid to late next week!!!! Of course, we know that could change very quickly, but it still made us super excited! When she is discharged, she will be allowed "home" to our Seattle house. She will then be on outpatient status with SCCA. This will mean daily (sometimes multiple times daily) appointments. But it also means we will all be together...under the SAME roof!!
|Reading cards and opening gifts...always fun!|
|And now for Anna's surprise to her siblings! Candy!|
|Balloons sent from the Goetsch family in Yuma|
We are still very thankful and humbled by the
prayers of many around the World! It is evident that God's hand has been and still is working a mighty work in Anna's body! We are also so thankful for the understanding from our dear church family who have sacrificed time with their Pastor so he can be where he needs to be for this season! Also, while we were getting things situated with his dad!
Many have asked how my pregnancy is going. So far, so good. I am almost to the "half way" mark as far as normal people go....ahem. Those who know me well, know that I typically go 2 1/2-3 weeks late every time! I did the math and figured my average time is 16 days, with some going 20, 21, and 22 days late. But if we calculate the 16 days, well, that should land us right on Thanksgiving day!!!! Oh well. Maybe they'll save me some turkey! Anyway, I hope you all have a super blessed day! Thank you again for all of the love and prayers, as well as the encouraging notes! Hope I haven't bored you all to death with the long post! ;-)
|The nurse crew came for the party...and pie of course!|