Monday, December 31, 2007

We're Home

Just wanted to give you a quick update and let you know we are home. Thank goodness they let us go and we have a followup with the doctor on Wednesday. James' platelet count and white blood cell count are extremely low so we will have to watch him carefully. His hemoglobin did come up after 3 transfusions. I am happy to say that we will finish the last chemo of this phase tomorrow night and then James will have a couple of weeks to recover before entering maintenance.

Please pray that James stay fever free-His ANC is 100 so his ability to fight infection is low. Also pray for his routine-he is out of sorts with disrupted sleep patterns, little appetite, and feeling bad. Pray that he will return to the fun loving boy we know.

We are excited about 2008 and the future it holds for our family. 2007 will be a year we will never forget!

Happy New Year!


stephanie said...

I am glad to say goodbye to 2007 and welcome 2008 with all the promise it holds.(optimistically assuming that though maintainance will have it's tough times, we can leave the worst of times behind with the old year)

Happy New Year!

Kathryn said...

So glad you are home!

Love and prayers as you begin a new year!!!!

Tracey said...

Joy and Greg,
I am so glad to hear that you all are home. I continue to pray for James and will pray that he stays fever free! God is so good and has great plans for James in the years to come!

Much love and prayers,
Tracey Hutcherson

Lea White said...

So glad you are home. Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. Wishing you a wonderful and uneventful 2008!