October 25th, 2010   11 comments

We had another night of pretty good rest.  Charlotte is now done with most of her round 2 chemo.  She has a few more days to go with the cytarabine.  We think that should be done by Thursday am.

This morning she had blood drawn again for her counts.  Her neutrophil count is now 2330 (it was 5060 on Saturday).   Her hemoglobin was down to 8.9 (from 10.2 on Sat), and her platlets dropped from 351k then to 246 today.  So it appears that the chemo is doing its job.  The doctors don’t have much to talk about so we hope that is good news.  Mommy and I figure she has another 2-4 days before she is neutropenic for the rest of our stay and will have to be confined to the smaller halls again and mask wearing while out of the room.

She wanted Mommy to do lots of stroller pushing today.  Charlotte wore her out!  Mommy was plain old tired by the time I came back from work and took over walking.    She only needed her IV for a little while then Charlotte and I spent another hour and a half in the halls tubie free!

Mommy came back from her prenatal visit (everything is still fine there) with one of Charlotte’s favorite things-chicken wings!  She had been asking for some the last couple of days…and she was very excited to see that she bought some!  She ate quite a bit of dinner and that gave her more energy for hall walking and riding.  She finally tuckered out and was ready for some nighttime snacks of marshmallows and milk.

She had another pretty good day today.  And we are thankful for that.

Posted October 25, 2010 by L. Elske in Uncategorized

11 responses to “October 25th, 2010

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  1. Gotta love the marshmallows and milk! I’m so pleased to hear that Charlotte is hanging in there, and that her mama and soon-to-be baby sibling are keeping healthy, too. Keep the updates coming and stay positive. You all are so strong.

  2. Absolutely, keep the updates coming. Stay strong and be brave you all. The prayers will keep coming from me.

    Love, Ma Kaland

  3. What wonderful smiles!!! Sending hugs over and prayers up..

  4. Too funny that she’s a chicken wing fan. Thanks for the great updates. I love her smiles! Sending prayers your way.

    Kelly and Jason Kelderman
  5. Glad to hear she had a good day and that Amy is still doing well. Great pictures today, so happy! Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to everyone!!

  6. Love, love, love the pics today! The beaming smiles say it all! 🙂

  7. yes the pictures were so nice keep up the good job all.

    Joe & Sue Kaminski
  8. What super pictures today! They capture the happiness in that darling little girl, as well as her very loving nature. Keep strong, Elske family, Charlotte is doing amazing for what she’s going thru!

  9. What a joy to hear how well Charlotte continues to do and to see those wonderful smiles! It’s also great to know that Mommy and Baby-to-Be are doing well, too! All of you are doing such a terrific job! Stay strong, and just take it a day at a time. Lots of love to all of you.
    Aunt Cyndee & Uncle Earl

  10. Love the great pictures and Lon’s writing. Keeping up with you daily on your blogs. Hugs and prayers for all.

    Donnie & Marilyn

  11. Thank you for the continued updates! I find myself looking forward to “checking in” on Charlotte. So happy to hear things are still so positive. You are an amazing family! You are all in my prayers.

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