Monday, March 9, 2009

Sarah has been doing pretty well since she came home. Her nausea seems controlled and the diarrhea is becoming less frequent. The weekend was pleasant. Yesterday we took full advantage of the sun and warmer temps and went to the park. Sarah had a great time and played and laughed like a normal 4 year old until she had some diarrhea and we had to leave because we didn't think ahead enough to bring her extra clothes.

The visiting nurse came this morning and drew Sarah's blood. All counts looked pretty good but she did have an increase in her blasts. The blast count went from 1% to 2%. Not a big increase but it did double. We are currently doubling her Dasatinib from 40mg to 80mg per day.

Sarah's VNA will be back on Weds to draw more labs.

Please pray that those blasts will go back down to 0% and that Sarah will tolerate the increased Dasatinib well.

Please also pray for Sarah's friend Cameron who is also battling Leukemia. Cameron is in the hospital today because of a fever and neutropenia. He is also starting the radiation part of his treatment (which can be scary because of the need to be restrained in a mask that gets screwed down !) Please pray for him to have relief from anxiety and for his fever to turn out to be nothing.

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