Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quick Update

(I wrote this in an email earlier this morning)
I just came back from the dr's office with Bree and they gave us a lot of good news! Today is day 7 after chemo and usually she is in the "danger" zone but today her counts were very high! Her ANC was 4600 and her hemoglobin was 11.1. Yeah! Usually she is quite low at 500 to 1000 so this is spectacular! She is "on the rise" so the doctor also discontinued her neupogen shots! Yeah, no more shots in the legs! Double Yea!

They also told us that we can leave her NG tube out for a few weeks to see if she can maintain her weight on her own! Yeah again! When she's had the tube out in the past she has seemed more interested in food and wanted to drink from a sippy cup so let's hope and pray that she continues to eat!

Thanks so much for your continued prayers in her behalf. Today as I walked out of the dr's office, I really felt good about almost being done with this whole ordeal. I know there is still a way to go. Possible surgery, MRI's, more bloodwork, urine tests, more medications, etc. But, today was a good day. Lots of good news. Thanks again and love you all!!
(I will post some pictures of Easter soon!)



14 comments:

Kathleen said...

What wonderful news! Thanks for the update! Best thing I've heard all day long :)

brownymama said...

I am so happy to hear the great news! Bree is such a fighter! So are you! And now, maybe for just a little bit... things can feel normal. Love you!

agravette said...

Oh girl, that is just so awesome! I am estactic that Baby Bree got good news and that things are on the mend for her. God bless you and we'll keep praying!

Morris Mama said...

Yay! A light at the end of the tunnel! I am so happy!!!

Christina said...

Wonderful!!! It's amazing how miracles can happen. Just so you know, I put Bree's name on the Rexburg, ID temple roll Friday night in addition to our prayers. Yeah for a great day:)

Addy said...

That is awesome! What a blessing for Bree and your family!

Debbie said...

As we say in Kentucky..."you can see the barn door" (meaning the mule sees the barn door and gets excited thinking he is done). I'm so extremely happy for you. I've gone through similar ordeals with my mother and know the exact feeling you had yesterday. I will continue to pray for you all. Thank you so much for the updates.

Brooke said...

Yahoo!! that is a lot of great news. Can't wait to hear more!

dustin and amy said...

It was great to see and talk to you last night! I've really missed being able to see you regularly! I'm so excited about your Bree news, thanks for keeping us posted.

Shel said...

What great news! We'll continue to keep Bree and your family in our thoughts and prayers. What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

While I don't know your little angel, she continues to be in my prayers! What a great feeling I had when I read this "breath of fresh air!" Yipee for Bree and for your family--you deserve good news!! :) Praying for continued good news...

Amy Jensen said...

Kari, so glad to see Bree is doing so well. You have been on my mind a lot lately...thinking of this last treatment and hoping for more and more good news. As always, you, Bree, and your family are in our prayers.

Crys said...

Good days are worth more than you can say in the cancer world! SO glad it is done and hoping that you never have to watch her suffer with sickness again. Stupid NB!

Clay's gal said...

So glad you have had good news! Lets keep it comin!