Monday, May 12, 2008

Keep on praying...

Shoot. ANC took a precipitous fall to 293 this morning, which is not good. No one's trying to be particularly reassuring, either... She is CMV positive (a virus that she had as flu or cold a long time ago, but stays in the system forever, usually controlled by the immune system, but when you don't have one...), and either the activation of that virus or the antiviral medication she's on to control it can suppress the immune system, so that's a possibility. Blood tests for CMV levels are pending, and the next step is to do a marrow aspirate to check it out or an engraftment test (see how much of her blood is her sister's). She can get the pump-it-up shots, but they' won't help permanently. So it's a little wait and see and a little well, maybe try it again. Just barely not quite panic time yet.

But...Marian is super cheerful and upping her craft output like crazy. Also a chatty little thing. We're having lots of fun and she feels well and that's all good.

9 comments:

nweames said...

We'll keep praying for Marian and for the rest of you.

sjnagel said...
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sjnagel said...

We pray for our beloved Goates. Every day.

Snippety Gibbet said...

I'll start the praying right now...

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

I put your name on the temple rolls two weeks ago. It must be time to go back.

Meg said...

You are in our daily prayers.

Meg

nyjlm said...

sending prayers for Marian- hope that tomorrow will bring you good news.

The Seals said...

So sorry to hear about Marian's neutrophil count being so low. She is such a little fighter to have energy to do crafts. I am getting ready to leave for my chemo and will include Marian in my prayers as always.