Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some Scheduling Changes

Isabella's blood counts have improved to the point where they will be discharging us on Tuesday! Although the counts are improving, they're still not at the levels where they can harvest stem cells, so we'll head home for the rest of the week and the weekend. Early next week, her counts should be sufficient so that we can be readmitted to the hospital for the stem cell harvest. After that, probably late next week, we'll start Chemo Cycle 4. After this cycle, we will do another MRI to see any progress.

Isabella has also gained back most of the weight that she lost last cycle. We were worried there for a while since she lost so much weight, but she has eaten very well over the last few days. We expect her to do even better once she gets home.


  1. Happy to hear that she is eating--heading home will be great for everyone's spirits. Be blessed and may Isabella feel the presense of God helping her strengthen up!

  2. Hurray! We are so happy to hear the positive news. Our prayers continue to be with Isabella and the rest of the family. Be blessed.

  3. We are so happy to hear that Isabella gained back the weight she lost and will be able to spend some time at home. We continue to think of you and pray for you every day.

    Marissa sends hugs and kisses to Isabella!


    Anne Marie Walsh & Family

  4. Great news!! Have a wonderful rest of the week. All of you continue to be in our prayers.

    Kathy McLean

  5. WOW!! Happy to hear the great news that Isabella might be in class on Thursday.. Ethan is SO SO excited to see her!! You all remain in our prayers! With love from the Barclay family

  6. I am happy to hear Isabella is perking up and getting some meat back on her. I hope all continues to be well and you enjoy the rest of your week together.

    Katie Vasquez


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