Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Appt update.

Her bloodwork came back great! ANC was somewhere in the 3000 range. As she continues to rid herself of the medicine in her system, the ANC will grow. Dr B says normal is somewhere between 5000-10000. What a huge huge huge relief. I had made myself almost sick over worry. The other good news is that her liver numbers came down to normal for the first time in over two years. This supports our earlier conclusion that the 6-MP and methotrexate were taking a toll on her liver. I was glad to see them normal. It is pretty amazing to look at a blood panel report and not see an "abnormal" asterisk on every single line.

She did have a crying spell over having to pee in a cup. Just flat refused. And then when they told her she HAD to get a flu shot (no choice in the matter) she just went ballistic. Huge crying screaming fit...two nurses and me holding her down....trying to refuse it and even batting at the nurses. She did the same thing last year. You would think a girl that has gotten poked by a needle in her chest hundreds of times could handle a very thin needle into the arm. Jerad and I are thinking it was just one more thing and she is so ready to be done with all of this. Regardless, it was ugly to watch and her little sister got to witness the whole episode and she gets her flu shot on Tuesday I believe! ugh

It doesn't matter though. All is good in the world for now. We got to rest last night without worry bogging us down.

One more hurdle. JUMPED.

AND one more thing: 15 years ago today I married Jerad. Happy Anniversary Jerad! I did not probably realize at the time, but I married the most laid back, kindest, biggest hearted guy there is. He would do anything for me. Honestly, he would do anything for anybody that asked. And without him to help me through all these trials over the last four years I would be locked up in a mental ward somewhere. Truly. I am so grateful.


  1. Fantastic counts, and Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks for the info. It is great to hear. Hope you two were or are going to enjoy some time together, to celebrate each other. Here's to many, many more.

  2. Congrats on the wonderful counts and your 15th anniversary!

  3. Best news!
    Congratulations to the two of you too, you're a great match.

  4. Belated Happy Anniversary and congrats on the good counts. I know they will continue to improve but know that you and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. That is all great news. I feel for Ally and the flu shot. They do hurt, and she's ready to get some ccontrol over her life instead of others telling her what she has to do all the time. She's lucky she's got parents who are so understanding of her feelings. And you are so right about Jerad. You two make an amazing couple.