Monday, March 9, 2009

Baby Steps Forward

We are pleased to report another good day. For the first time, the nurse actually told me that Andrea is doing "well". Usually, I hear "she's doing as expected", or "there's nothing to worry about today". To hear that things are actually GOOD is an amazing thing.

The only little wrinkle in today's visit is that Andrea might be getting another transfusion. She just had one 2 days ago. Her blood counts are "OK", but the doctors would like them to be higher. Since her marrow does not make blood yet, the only way to improve the counts is to add more blood. Andrea seems unfazed by the process, but it upsets us that she has to endure the transfusions.

There is talk of increasing the amount of milk Andrea gets in each feeding. Right now, most of her nutrition comes from the IV. However, the milk helps her immunity, and is high in fat, which she desperately needs. She has gained some weight, but is also growing longer, so she still looks very thin. In that area, she definitely takes after brother Kenny G.

For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37

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