Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Back from the clinic

Today proved to be a long but great day. We got to MDA and got James' blood drawn for labs and then waited awhile to see the doctor. The results of his blood came back and his platelets were extremely low--it takes 75000 to continue in a phase and James had 3000. His hemoglobin was 9.6 and his white count had come up to 1000 with his ANC 480. They gave him a transfusion of platelets along with his antibiotic. He was a champ today. He acted like he felt better. As you know we finished Delayed Intensification last night and there was a celebration. James just looked at us as Greg and I did a dance! We will know wait for his counts to recover before we enter the last and longest phase of treatment-Maintenance.

We have been looking forward to this phase from the beginning. There will most likely be bumps in the road and we will be reminded that James has leukemia BUT we will get to establish the "new" normal in our life.

We thank you for your prayers and we continue to ask for more. We love all of you and are so thankful for your love and support.


Shannon said...

That is great news!!! You will all continue to be in our prayers, but what a blessing to have come along as far as you have. Bring on 2008! :)

sandy said...

Yea! and thank you Jesus!!!!!!
God bless the Ryan family in 2008 and how very thankful we are for all our blessings!

Rachel said...

Super Terrific News! We'll keep praying. Praise God for his ultimate healing! May he continue to heal your sweet little James. We love you! Tony, Rachel, and Tobin

Kathryn said...

Great news! We love you and will keep praying!