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An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Great labs

Hannah, Becca, Carrie and I took James to Macon for labs today. This evening I spoke with our nurse and she said his labs look great. White counts are down after fighting sickness, which is to be expected--2.85; Hemoglobin is up to 11.7; platelets are about the same--596K and ANC (the indicator of how well his immune system is working is 1,280. As long as his ANC is 500 or better there are no other mitigating factors, James gets his divided dose methotrexate. He is also back on mercaptopurine (6MP), which he will pretty much get every night until we are done with chemo. They took him off of it last week for a break with the flu.

He does still have some congestion, mostly sinus, so please ask the Lord with us to clear this up. We are also asking that the chemo would only knock out bad cells and no good ones.

James has had trouble settling down to sleep at night lately too, so if you think of us at bed time, please pray for his peaceful, restful sleep.

This chemo is given tonight at 9:15 and tomorrow at 3:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 3:15 p.m. He gets his rescue drug, leucovorin on Saturday at 9:15 p.m. and Sunday morning at 9:15. The next clinic visit/lab/chemo is planned for two weeks from today (Feb 7th)

We are grateful for your prayers for us and James. Thanks for checking on us. Love, Stephanie

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