Busy day today! Here are Marty's counts for today:
White blood cell - 0.8, down from 0.9 yesterday. Normal is 4.0 - 11.0.
Hemoglobin - 8.7, down from 9.0 yesterday. Normal is 14.0 - 18.0.
Platelets - 7,000, up from 6,000 yesterday. Normal is 140,000 - 440,000.
He received 1 unit of blood and 1 unit of platelets.
Marty was hoping to be able to get out of the hospital today or tomorrow, but that will not be happening. The doctor came by and said they will be starting a second round of chemo this evening. The first round of chemo helped, but it didn't get him into remission. Too many leukemia cells were still present in his bone marrow biopsy. He will begin another round of chemo that will last 3-5 days (we are not sure yet how long it will be). Please keep him in your prayers that this round of chemo puts hi. In remission. So, we know that starting today, we will be in Houston for 30 more days. 30 more days away from our boys and away from our home. Not to mention that we don't really have a home to go home to thanks to the fire in February! This is so hard! We have never been away from our boys this long, going on 3 months! We have only seen them twice since we have been in Houston. But enough of that....I'm already about to burst into tears and I don't need to be doing that.
Life can be so hard, but God is always good!
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.". --Romans 8:28
Holding on to His promise that all of this will work together for good. Even though I can't envision the good now, I know that God always keeps His promises!