Thank you for praying for Abby and our family. We are longing for more normal family time and praying for a few absolutely boring days. :-)
Abby's doctors want her ANC (number that represents how her immune system is functioning) to be between 750 and 1200. Too low and infections can be deadly (it's been ZERO the past few days). Too high and her cancer can relapse (her cancer cells mimic white blood cells).
If Abby's blood cells are low for too long they worry that her bone marrow is unable to make healthy cells because it is filled with cancer.
It has been a tough few days for everyone who loves Abby. Thank you so loving her and praying for safety from infection and for her not to relapse.
We are not even close to out of the woods yet BUT her blood work contained a glimmer of hope and we will celebrate it. Her ANC is 50 today which means her blood is showing signs of coming back to life and rebuilding. We may even get to go home today but Abby will be severely quarantined for a few days.
We'll keep you posted.