Monday, August 07, 2006


This is Brandon, posting for Amy since she is too tired and weak to do so herself right now. Since I don't type even half as fast as she does, this will be a significantly shorter posting than you all are used to. Her white blood count has been holding steady for the last several days at between three and four hundred, her hemoglobin is down to 6.7 and her platelets to 28. She will most likely be getting a blood transfusion, and possibly platelets again, today, though it may end up being tomorrow as they are being extra careful to make sure they have an exact match now. With the low hemoglobin count she has just been extremely physically weak and tired the last couple of days. She has also had more fevers, mostly low, but yesterday had several high fevers (depending on whether you go by ear or mouth they were either 104.5-104.9 or 102.2-103.1, respectively) and has had a hard time keeping food down both yesterday and the day before.

Everyone's comments and emails are very encouraging for her and she wants me to make sure I thank everyone for her. So, thank you. Thank you also for your prayers -- knowing that people are praying for her is the biggest encouragement for her. She has continued to receive ever so many cards (her count now is up around 300) and each one blesses her so. There are so many of you that have written such touching messages and emails that she wants to reply to, but just hasn't had the energy to do so, so know that she is encouraged and thankful for your kind and caring words. There are also several of you going through your own trials (health, familial, life, etc...) that she has been keeping in her own prayers and I just wanted to try to encourage you by letting you know that she thinks of you often.

Once she gets the transfusion she should have some more energy and will likely post an update of her own, but in the meantime if you could continue to pray for her, specifically that she'll get past these fevers and that her white blood count will start to climb, we would both be very grateful. Thank you all so much for your love and kindness.


rach said...

Will be praying!

Anonymous said...

Amy, I am praying for you several times every day. I know how weak you are because I've had low hemoglobin counts before. God is still watching over you and will bring you through this. Remember we all love you and will be anxious to know that you are improving. God bless you my dear.
Jackie Dennison

Anonymous said...

Lots and lots of thoughts and prayers!!!

love you,

Meam said...

Amy, we pray for good days and nights for you. When God is Good, as he always is, and you have these wonderful "better" days, we still continue praying very, very hard & loud to God that he makes you Perfect, Whole, and Complete. We won't let up, and we know you are there doing your part. God Bless and Keep you, Brandon, and Gary. Love, Papa and Meam.

Paulette said...

Brandon, Thankyou for the update, I check everyday so I will know how to pray for Dear sweet Amy. It doesnt matter that she cannot return thankyous, she only needs to focus on getting better and regaining strength. We do this because we are bonded in Christ and ask for nothing in return. We know our petitions to the Lord are being heard on Amy's behalf because we have a God that tells us, Ask in my name.
We will continue to pray, may God bless your family.

Holly said...

May you use this time of weakness to rest in your Lord. He wants us to be fully trusting in His love for us and now is a good time for you to just allow yourself to completely melt into His loving embrace.

I am praying you are stronger soon and healthy enough to go home to be with your precious son.

God Bless you and your caring family.

With humility and love,

Lauren said...

I'll be praying for you, specifically that your counts will raise and you can regain health. Lot's of prayers!

God bless,

Barb said...

Lots and lots of people out here lifting you up in prayer, Amy. I'm praying these fevers will stop, your counts will go back up and you'll regain a little energy. I know you hate the fevers.

Anonymous said...

Amy, We are praying for you today and yesterday and tomorrow!!!! We bless His Holy name!!! We forget none of His benefits Given to you in your time of need. He forgives our sin, He heals all of our diseases, He redeems our lives from destruction, He crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, He satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. This same LOrd executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. I praise Him for being all of this to you right now while I write this to you. May the Holy spirit of truth and healing come upon you for your good and His glory. LOve and prayers from Texas!!!! Joe and Marilyn Breshears