No Bugs, Just Drugs
This morning Ashley's doctor stopped in to let us know that all tests, labs, and cultures have come back clear. There are no bugs and all of her trouble has been caused by her chemotherapy drugs. We will start Ash on feeds this morning and watch her WBC count to see if it starts to bounce back. If all goes well and she tolerates her feeds again then we will probably be discharged tomorrow. She has been fever free for 48 hours now and thats the mark we needed to hit. Once her oncologist in Dallas gives his o.k. to our local doctor then we will be signing those discharge papers in the morning. Yeah!
I really believe in my heart that once she finishes her chemotherapy that she will begin to take off. She just feels so crummy with each treatment and by the time she recovers it is time to go back in and go for another round. She only has 7 more weeks from today until she has completed the 6 required cycles. At the end of that last cycle we will scan her lungs to see if the tumors are gone. My prayer is that they are and that they never come back! I know that there will always be a possibility for the cancer to return, but I also know that God can work miracles.
I am encouraged this morning. I am excited about going home this weekend. Thank you so much for praying for our little pickle this week. She is still grumpy, but I don't mind. I'm just thankful that the fever is gone, the vomiting has ceased, and her blood is clear of infection. She got through another tough one, and we are looking for her to perk back up just as soon as she gets a few more cells on board. Take care today and God Bless you. Trish