1. James' continuing to respond to the chemo well, with limited side-effects.
2. James' being able to take oral meds without gagging and throwing up.
3. James' being declared in remission at the end of the induction phase.
4. James' little body staying free from infections and fevers.
5. Rest, strength and encouragement along the way for all involved.
6. Joy and Adrianne....a healthy, full-term pregnancy.
The preliminary reports from yesterday's BMA showed only 4% blast cells, which seems great to me that it went down a percent since last Friday. We are going to have to wait to hear the word remission, however. They confirmed that they could not get enough marrow to do the analysis that would enable them to declare remission. Apparently, this is a fairly common issue with kids who are receiving chemo. They are not going to put James through the BMA again until the 28th day of treatment. (August 9) I am sure the results would not be done until the following Monday August 13th or so, just to give you a general idea. I am sure that is subject to change. Until then, we will be faithful to pray that they are able to get enough marrow to do the analysis and that upon completing it we reach the milestone in James' treatment where he is declared in remission. Then he would be able to move into the next phase of his treatment.
I Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
Keep on praying!