Saturday, April 18, 2009

Big Saturday Coming Up

So Isabella's blood cultures came back positive, meaning she definitely has an infection and needs to take antibiotics for 10 days (until April 25). The good news is that if her white cell count goes up, we'll be able to go home and administer the antibiotics at home instead of having to spend the whole 10 days in the hospital. But we'll be here at the hospital for at least few days.

We are also scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday morning at 8:00am. We're trying to be cautiously optimistic with this one and not get our hopes too high. It would be an amazing miracle if the cancer was all gone, but it would also be devastating if it hasn't gone down significantly or even grew since the last MRI. Realistically, we're probably somewhere in the middle and we're hoping to see very little, if any tumor left. We may not know the results until Monday.

Isabella has recovered pretty well from her fever. She's been eating great and acting normally for the last day or so. Her platelet count is also low and she had her first spontaneous nose bleed for this cycle which lasted for well over an hour. If she wasn't neutropenic, we would definitely be outside enjoying this wonderful weather.


  1. Praying for the miracle that Isabella and your family deserves.

    Thank you for the updates.....awaiting Monday's results. May the Lord watch over Isabella and the results and provide good news---stay positive!

  2. She's always in our daily prayers, as you and your famiy are too. This must such a difficult time for you. Please know we are thinking of you.

    Kathy McLean

  3. Folks in Shelburne and Charlotte are pulling for you all. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Hoping that Isabella's spirits are good, as are yours--be strong and know there are many people thinking of you all and praying for positve results. Miracles happen!

  5. Hang in there Isabella. At least you can have chicken nuggets every day. Julianne and Roneil, we are sending good vibes for a great MRI. It's so hard not to obsess over not obsessing over the MRI. You want to hope for the best but don't want to be dealt another blow. Call if you just need to let off steam.

    Jonah's Mom

  6. Thinking of you all and sending you lots of love and strength.
    Isobel (Kate's sister, Torie's aunt)

  7. Patient (Marlene P and family) we are praying for your daughter.

  8. Good luck!!!! We're all hoping for that miracle!

    Suzy, Joe, Jordan & Alyssa

  9. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way. Know we are all praying for good results. Stay strong.

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