Thursday, December 4, 2008

St. Jude appt.

Guess who doesn't have to go back to any Peoria doctors until February? That's right! We had an appointment at St. Jude today. Her counts were great, great, great! We will go back in 3 months for a follow-up and then most likely repeat a bone marrow biopsy in September of 2009, and if all looks good (as anticipated) we will probably be discharged from St. Jude! It's so crazy to think that 7 months ago we rushed to fix her heart to prepare her for chemo treatments. Dr. Al. from St. Jude was talking today about how far she has come and how worried she had him at the beginning of this whole process. We both agreed that the right things happened at the right times and we got really, really lucky on this one. God is good!
We also see the cardiologist in February and will have an Echo done to check on the old ticker. Until then, we still have to go to Peoria for lab work every couple of weeks which kind of stinks. We have a machine at home that is supposed to calculate her Protime for us, but for some reason it doesn't work with her. It's a long, frustrating story, but if we could get that would be awesome.
Otherwise, all is well on the home front!


Anonymous said...

What great news. Have a happy and healthy Christmas. Kay

Judy said...

Do you feel like you're starting to see light at the end of the tunnel? I am and she's not even my kid! What great news!!

Peoria Peepers said...

What great news for the holidays!!

- Cousin S.