Monday, April 13, 2009

Quick Update

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. We had a nice and quiet Easter weekend. Grandma came down from Vermont to spend the weekend. Since we expected Isabella's blood counts to drop over the weekend, we didn't go anywhere or have visitors. Because of that, I ended up eating way too much ham and way too many hard boiled eggs (I think there was kielbasa somewhere in there, but it was all a blur).

Today, everyone went into the City to the Hassenfeld children's clinic for a checkup. Isabella had her blood drawn and as expected, she required a platelet and red cell transfusion. Physically, Isabella has been doing very well. In the previous cycles, when her platelet and red counts were this low, she would start bleeding spontaneously from her nose and she would be pretty lethargic. But so far, aside from a tiny bit of spotting, her nose has been ok and her energy level is pretty good.

Isabella has another checkup on Thursday, then we are scheduled for an MRI on Saturday. We have no details yet on when the next and final cycle starts.

Thanks for keeping up.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to her that Isabella is holding her own--she is an amazing young lady! Her strength no doubt ccomes from her wonderful family and all the love and prayers that are surrounding her from family, friends, strangers and the Lord. Easter is a time for renewal.....strengthen your faith and know there are many people praying for Isabella's strength and good health.


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