Friday, June 12, 2009

Thank you!!

Thank you for the prayers and keeping us in your thoughts. It worked!!! After a long day at the hospital, we just got the call. Her leukemia blasts were at 0%. Zero %. Zero Percent. We were hoping for less than five percent, so zero is a dream come true. The chemotherapy is doing what it is supposed to.

We arrived at the hospital at 8 am. They did a few various tests and accessed her port. She didn't even flinch when the nurse put the needle in. Then at about 11 am they did the bone marrow aspiration. Dr French is so great with her and she was under almost complete sedation. We kept saying her name, but she didn't even respond. This is good by me, because then I know that she a) won't remember it and b) won't be in pain.

The Dr decided that her blood counts, primarily hemoglobin, was a little too low. So we had an unexpected delay and she got a blood transfusion too. They say that may perk up her energy level a bit. She also got two more rounds of chemo. Long day and she is completely exhausted.

They let us go about 4pm. Ally couldn't walk out...too tired. On the way home, Jerad and I decided to do one last prayer. We were sitting in the car holding hands, praying for this one last time....please be less than 5%. We literally said Amen and within 5 seconds we got the call. Zero Percent! Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Thank you God.

21 comments:

  1. Terri Barnett ShumakerJune 12, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    This wonderful news. I must say I was almost afraid to read this today but I am so glad for you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. YEAH!!! That you so much for posting your good news...the wait was so hard. I am SO VERY happy for your family and especially for Ally! God is Good!

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  3. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Great to hear the news and thanks for the update...we've been thinking about this all week and all day!

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  4. Wonderful news! Way to go Ally! We think about you and pray for you every day.

    Love-Aunt Deb, Uncle Lou, Drew and Lauren

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  5. Yipee!!!! Thank you God!!!

    Hoping tomorrow brings some laughter and good family time!

    hugs,
    Kac Family

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  6. i am so happy for you that i cried. hope you guys have a great week-end and see you on the 18th.
    the humphrey family

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  7. I cannot imagine your joy. I read this and it brings tears to my eyes. How wonderful for you guys. Enjoy the day and seize the moment. Congrats to all of you.

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  8. I am so happy for you Janel and Jared and especially Ally. We will beat this disease "One day at a time!!!!!" I know we will. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Nice job Evan!!!!

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  9. THAT BLESSED MOTHER GETS ME EVERY TIME! I ACTUALLY SAID 2 ROSARYS FOR LITTLE MISS ALLY TODAY...HUMMMMMM THE POWER OF PRAYER, imagine that! We Love you sooooo much it hurts! xoxoxox

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  10. YES!!! That rocks. Congratulations to all of you. Remember what this feels like...it'll help you on those rough days. Great job, Ally. We are all very proud of you!!!!!!!!!! and Janel, thanks for writing all of this. I've checked about a million times hoping to see <5%. Zero is almost surreal. Yes.

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  11. Wonderful news! We are so happy for you and happy that the chemo is doing its job. We will pray that Ally begins to gain some energy back, especially with the transfusion she had today. Thank you for your heart-felt posts.

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  12. That's my girl. I'll buy her all the nacho cheese she wants, just tell her to keep doing what she's doing to beat this!

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  13. Ok that last one was actually from Aunt Melissa, but Gavin would second my sentiments as well. :)

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  14. Such wonderful news - Miss Ally continues to amaze us all with her strength in fighting this. We are so proud of her. We're thinking of you all today, and will most definitely add some prayers of "thanks" for this tremendous news. Love you all!

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  15. What a wonderful way to end a long week. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.

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  16. Uncle Bill and Aunt JoyceJune 13, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Wonderful!!! We read the updates faithfully everyday and we must say this is absolutely wonderful news! Way to go Ally! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers everyday and we love you all so much.

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  17. Janel I am soooo happy for the 0%!! Prayers at work.

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  18. This is great news!
    Your daughter is beautiful and I will keep her and your family in my prayers.
    Tara Pakosta

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  19. I didn't open this up till today (Saturday)and I struggled with the worry all day Friday but couldn't make myself come to the blog to hear the results. I should have known your faith would see you through and the news would be all good! Bless your whole family.

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