Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hair is growing fast

First, we want to apologize for not giving more updates over the last two weeks.

Second, to catch everyone up on Sarah, I will give a brief outline.

1. A few days after I returned home we had the usual blood test, but an unusual result. Her ANC (immunity) dropped to 290 which is like the old days. So we had to go back into lock down, which was not bad with my jet lag, and they took her off the daily chemo pills. The following week her ANC was back up to 1300 so they started the daily pills again. (they want to keep it at 1500, fyi-2000-2500 is normal.)

2. Her hair is growing back so fast. As you can see in the picture, we are all shocked how fast it is returning and it is so thick.

3. Yesterday was her monthly visit for chemo at the clinic. It went good but her liver profile is high again. It is around 10 times the normal level. They will keep monitoring this over the next few weeks. They will not stop the chemo pills unless she is 20 times the normal level so we have a ways to go. The only thing this is making Sarah feel a little sick to her stomach and not feeling as good as usual.

4. The physical therapy is going great! She is running, jumping and playing with much more strength and flexibility. You still notice that it is not normal, but the fact that she is back to doing these things is bringing a big smile to her face.

5. The contagious smile that God has given Sarah is affecting many people. One of them is Children's hospital and they have asked us again to represent them at a function. Later this month, we will not only be present at an event but they've asked us to speak for five minutes. Anne did a great job in handing the speaking part over to me. :)haha

Hopefully, we can do a family video for everyone to see Sarah's hair and to hear her talk about her new project. A hint is it is called "Fun Snacks for Kids at the clinic". She will share more later but she is working hard to serve the other kids at the clinic.

Take care and please keep praying. We need all your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the post. It is good to see Sarah and know more specifically how to pray for her. We're thankful for the good news and will pray for the numbers that are errant and for all of you as you minister to others through this journey.

Blessings and love to all of you...

Anonymous said...

You people are great..amazed at the way how u are proclaiming God even in this Painful test you are undergoing...

Justin said...

Yay! Tell her Uncle Jus is very happy for her. :D

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