Thursday, September 10, 2009

Feeling Groovy


Good Morning,

This is our weekly update, since Jesse just goes in once a week for labs and a check up.

First, she has gained 3 lbs since last week. She achieved this by wearing a really heavy sweatshirt and boots. Not really, she actually gained 3 lbs. She has been eating food and drinking weight gaining shakes all week. Most of her counts remain the same. Which is not great, but better than them falling farther. Her platelets are still really low, at only 8, so she received a transfusion. Her hemoglobin really was good at 10, but they gave her a bag of blood anyway to last the week. Her white blood cells are still .9, which is also really low. Those they cannot transfuse. Dr Boklan really thinks that the low counts are just from the HHV6 med that she was taking, and her counts should recover next week. If they do not recover in two weeks, they will take a bone marrow sample to make sure she has not relapsed.
If all is good next week, they will schedule to have her broviac taken out really soon.

Jesse's hair is growing, she wears it in a cute faux hawk. She is happy to be able to run her hands through her hair and actually grab some. It is coming in very thick, wavy and darker than we remember her having. She has finally stopped wearing a wig and rocks her new do.
Have a great rest of the week,
Team Catron

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Super congrats on the weight gain! That is excellent! And although the numbers aren't rising like we all want, I do believe that any day now they are just going to start skyrocketing - your body is resting but soon will kick it in high gear!

You know how sometimes you say - she's so pretty she'd look good bald? Well, we know that to be true in your case, Jesse, and now with all this cute pixie hair going on, you are truly beautiful. That smile is dazzling!

We are all very pleased to get the update - thank you!
the Suazos

Erica said...

Look at you rockin chick!!! So glad your feeling better!

Missionary Hicks said...

Yay! All kinds of good news! So excited for you Jesse. Keep up the gain. I'll be praying!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Praying, sweetie!

Cheryl

chelsea galindo said...

good to hear you are doing good Jess!!:)

Anonymous said...

"God's word is true, and everything He does is right. He loves what is right and fair; the Lord's love fills the earth." Psalms 33:4,5 Every Day Bible

We are praising the Lord for you, Jess, and thanking Him for all He has done, is doing, and is going to do.--Good things are getting better and 'iffy' things are going to do great! It is so great to see your eyes sparkling, and your beautiful smiling face. Your gorgeous hair is an outstanding bonus. I think it is great! But what I love most is seeing Jesus shining through your eyes and life.

It was so wonderful to see all of the family, spend time with you and get lots of hugs. Thank you!
Grandpa really enjoyed it also. He is the only person I know that can visit Arizona in the middle of summer, and return home with a cold!

Our continued love and prayers always,
Grandma and Grandpa

----I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.-----

Anonymous said...

"God's word is true, and everything He does is right. He loves what is right and fair; the Lord's love fills the earth." Psalms 33:4,5 Every Day Bible

We are praising the Lord for you, Jess, and thanking Him for all He has done, is doing, and is going to do.--Good things are getting better and 'iffy' things are going to do great! It is so great to see your eyes sparkling, and your beautiful smiling face. Your gorgeous hair is an outstanding bonus. I think it is great! But what I love most is seeing Jesus shining through your eyes and life.

It was so wonderful to see all of the family, spend time with you and get lots of hugs. Thank you!
Grandpa really enjoyed it also. He is the only person I know that can visit Arizona in the middle of summer, and return home with a cold!

Our continued love and prayers always,
Grandma and Grandpa

----I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.-----

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess! You look gorgeous!
Oregon is awesome btw! =) So glad to be here! Keep in touch woman. =)
Love you bunches!
~Brianna Leaton~