Carly's platelet's came up. Yay!! Not a huge amount, but the doctor was happy and so were we. Today, her platelet's were 76,000. According to the doctor, that's a nice jump/start. It's also encouraging that there was and increase. Some of her other counts went down a tad, but not much. We have to take her back in a week for another check. The doctor said she just wasn't ready to turn us loose for another 6months. So, I will worry for another week..ugh!
While we were at clinic today, the doctor pulled Carly's lab work from 9/06 thru today. She believes this is a trend with Carly. Carly tends to be just at the normal range or a tad under when it comes to her white blood count. Her platelets have dipped down a few other times. Each time was just after an illness. So, the doctor believes that this is likely just Carly and her "make up" with her immune system. That her bone marrow really takes a direct hit when she is sick. The thought of checking her bone marrow now, isn't really being talked much about. Unless, we see some weird stuff going on and/or her platelets take another hit.
So, we pray. Pray for her platelets to continue to rise. Pray for her blood work to remain stable/normal. Also, that she remains healthy so we can be sure to get good, accurate lab results.
I'm very happy today is behind us. However, I'm a mom and I worry and I will continue to worry. I HATE, HATE, HATE the word cancer. It's such an ugly word. I hate the sound of it. I hate how scary it is. I hate the effects of it. I hate the fact that so many innocent children have to suffer through this horrible, horrible yucky cancer. It just plain sucks!
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