Monday, June 25, 2007


I'm at Ellis today for labs and red cell transfusion. Counts today are:

WBC - 34.1
Hgb - 8.5
Hct - 24.9
Platelets - 40
Blasts - 81%
Abs Blasts - 28
Neuts - 3%
Abs Neuts - 1.02

I'll also be getting vancomycin today because it appears that my central line is infected. It's been very painful the past 24 hours to the point that I've taken dilautid. They almost decided to pull it today, but I just spoke to the doctor and they're going to let Barnes handle it. I am really upset about the idea of losing my central line. Having a new one placed means surgery and several days of pain, plus, I have built up enough scar tissue that I'm not sure if they can place a new one in my chest and the other alternate sites are less than ideal. I have an appointment with my doctor at Barnes tomorrow morning and may be admitted afterwards. Please pray that the Lord will protect me from infection (it will take a few days to get the cultures back to see what exactly is going on), that I will not react to the Vanc as is typical for me, and that my doctor will be open to a second transplant.

Thank you to everyone for your encouragement. Also, thanks to those who have given us contact information for other doctors/hospitals. I really want to pursue a second transplant and we're making calls today to see if other hospitals will be willing to work with me if my doctor still says no tomorrow. I know God holds the heart of the king and controls it as He wills.


sue, Jeff, Hannah & Moon said...

We love you guys and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

xo Sue, Jeff, Hannah & Moon

Baptist Girl said...

Dear Amy,
You are in my prayers. May the Lord strengthen you in the days ahead. I am so sorry you are going through this.


Amber D.M. said...

Hugs and love! Praying as always. May the Lord give you clear direction as to what to pursue next. Love you!

~ Amber

Carrie said...

We're praying for you, for your health and the option of a transplant, but mostly for your soul! Hold fast to the promises of God! We will pray that God moves in the heart of your doctors, and that you soon will hear some encouraging news. You are STILL fighting well, and I believe Christ is honored by you as you fight for your health, and for your faith. Thank you so much for your faithfulness!
Keith & Carrie

Mrs. "M" said...

I am praying.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update, Amy. I am praying for grace, strength, and wisdom for you.

Linds said...

I won't stop praying, Amy.

Lauren said...

Amy, I'm praying for you. Know that there is a God and He is stronger than any diagnosis. I'm praying for wisdom for you and that God will show you a clear path to take.

God Bless you.

Kim said...

Our prayers are with you as you seek wisdom and want to do what is best. I will be praying that your doctor will be open to another transplant.


Abby Y. said...

I'm praying for you Amy! Don't give up hope through all of this! The first day you found you had this I'm sure being cured seemed more real than it does today. I'm praying you can keep that faith. It doesn't matter how sick you are to be healed. It's no difference!
I'm praying everybody!!
Sending love!

Angela said...

Amy, your strength is inspiring, I can tell it comes straight from the Lord! I am praying for you!!!
In Christ, Angela

Noodle said...

Prayers just said for you and your family, and I will add you to my prayer journal.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 143:8

Anonymous said...

Still thinking of you & your family & praying for you all.

Dot - N. Ireland

Corry said...

We are praying for y'all. May God bless you abundantly.

God's Grace.

Pam said...

I was just scrolling through some of your past posts and saw the picture you posted of you and your family. You have a beautiful family and I can just tell you are extremely well loved:)

I just stormed the heavens for you all:)

Teresa said...


We are still praying. I remember a year ago, you did not want to be just a name on a prayer list. Isn't God good. I am so encouraged by the prayers of others throughout the world on your behalf. The body of Christ is united and God has used you in a wonderful way. We will not give up on behalf of you and your family.