Monday, August 27, 2007

Biopsy #11

We did the biopsy around 2:30 p.m. today. Emotionally it was one my most difficult ones ( Brandon had to work, but my mom was here), but realistically it went quite well and the doctor did a good job. Results probably won't be in until Wednesday afternoon so I won't know much today. Keep praying that the blasts will be low enough to allow me to qualify. If I qualify, the next step is insurance approval and then they will begin testing on Lizzie. She will also need a series of neupogen shots to stimulate her bone marrow so it can be gathered peripherally. I'm not sure yet how things will work on my end. They mentioned doing some of the tests inpatient -- which I had while I was in last time, as they like everything to be within 30 days of transplant.

We're still making adjustments with my meds. Something yesterday had me breaking out in a rash and I may be on steriods for awhile depending on what drugs they decide to use. I got blood two nights ago and platelets yesterday afternoon. My petechia is really noticeable.

Thanks to those who have sent cards and care packages. You know who you are, and you really brought a lot of happiness to what is an otherwise boring day. I dreamed this morning that I was at home cleaning the bathrooms and having a wonderful time. Guess I'm just that homesick.

Love - Amy

20 comments:

Especially Heather said...

Keeping you in my prayers..

-H

Boomeyers said...

Whew! Dreaming of toilets! You must be homesick! Still sending prayers down Hwy 70!

Carey said...

Thanks for the updates. Id rather be cleaning the kitchen or the kids toys. Keeping you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers daily..

Dunn Family said...

Praying that all will be well with the biopsy and praying that you will be able to clean bathrooms again soon! Oh, the things we take for granted and Oh, the things we appreciate now, huh?
~Gina

Vivi said...

Your family is loved and prayed for in Central Texas, dear sister! You are a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you several times a day, sweet Amy! Thank you for keeping us updated!

Hugs!!!

Shari

Jenn @ friends of heroes said...

Cleaning bathrooms is one of my least favorite chores. However, mentioned like that reminds me not to complain!

Your family is in my thoughts and my earnest prayers. Praying and *believing* that your blasts will be low enough to qualify and that the doctors will find the right drug cocktail.

Tammy C said...

Oh how funny about cleaning toilets!!

Devoted Heart said...

There's something special about the simplest things in life - like cleaning our own bathrooms ;)
You are so very precious to God...

Rachel said...

Thanks for the update Amy. Glad you got the biopsy over with and that it went okay. Still praying.....

Pam said...

I can honestly say I will never look at cleaning my bathrooms the same way again:)

You just keep on fighting. One of these days you'll be cleaning your own bathrooms again - whether you like it or not:)

Episcopollyanna said...

Keeping you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you ... I don't think I've ever prayed for anyone to be cleaning a bathroom before :)

May you be blanketed with His peace this evening.
Cindy

JEN said...

I work in BMT at the Univ of Michigan and I came across your blog. You are a very brave person and with God's help all the way keep fighting the valiant fight.

I am praying and rooting for you.

Monica C. said...

I am praying for low blasts, God's mercy shining upon you in the insurance process, and, of course, healing and peace! Bless you, Amy!

Mel's Mom said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Your dream puts things in perspective. Thank you...

gold said...

Still praying for yoU!!!

Ann V.@HolyExperience said...

Came here today, and spent hours tonight reading through your story...I crawl into bed now with you pressed on my heart, calling to Jesus you, you, you. But He has your name already pressed close: carved in the palm of His hands. Hold on to that hand tight. He won't ever, ever let you go.

Just know a farm girl under the stars in Canada tonight is whispering your name to Jesus... and Jesus is tracing your name on His palm, whispering back.

Your story matters.
Your life makes a difference.
You are known and you are loved, Amy...

Keep running the race! I am cheering you on!

All's grace,
Ann

Rose said...

Amy,
You are in my prayers every day.