Good Morning, As most of you know, we have been waiting for this day to have Jesse's blood drawn and check her white blood cells. We get this done every week, but the last 4 weeks, her counts have been very low, which means her bone marrow is not being made. We waited patiently for the blood count to come back, and Dr Boklan was nothing but smiles as she delivered the news. Jesse's White blood cell count is up from 1.0 to 1.7. This is not in the normal range of 4.0 - 12.0, but it is an upward trend. Her red blood cell count held at 12.0 which means no blood transfusion. This is the first time we have gone in, and she did not need blood. She has been scheduled to have the broviac removed early October, as long as next Wednesday everything still looks good. Jesse is so excited, she was grinning ear to ear.
We do have an appointment tomorrow morning with the cardiologist. She will have an echo and EKG to check the strength of her heart. We are praying for equally great news.
Thank you everyone for your prayers for Jesse and our family through this difficult year. We are so thankful for the peace that passes understanding. It has been such a blessing to feel calmness even though we have faced such devastating news week after week for almost an entire year. We have refreshed hope and a shiny new tomorrow.