Friday, July 27, 2007

No News is Good News

Hopefully for the next few weeks, you will hear less from me on the blog as they get into a routine. If anything new to pray for arises, then of course, we will keep you in the loop. Our prayers will remain focused on

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!


Jana said...

Thinking of you all today. We love you all!
Love, Jana

The Mitchell Family said...

We are so proud to hear that James is responding to treatment, also that Joy and the baby is doing good. We will keep praying. Hugssss Colas and Cindy