Tuesday, February 3, 2009

No ANCs, on hold, please PRAY

The title just about says it all. Elizabeth's insides are in a bad place. Her ANC, the antibacterial fighting cells, are at 0.0. She can not even fight her own bodies bacteria. Elizabeth's platelets were at 11,000, this being extremely low. The normal low is 133,000.

We went to Children's yesterday for platelets. We are having a CBC (complete blood count) tomorrow and if need be she will receive more blood products on Thursday. Friday she will have another CBC and more blood products if needed.

Elizabeth is not even being considered for the procedure (IT MTX and bone marrow biopsy) or starting the Interim Phase I for Friday; we will try for next Tuesday. Please pray that God is always in charge and it is on his timing no matter how badly we want her to move on. God's timing is perfect; not mine!

We are all fighting colds in this family with Randy possibly sleeping at his parents as not to infect Liz with anything. If she catches a cold, it will land her in the hospital for 14 days with no questions asked. She would not like that and it would scare all of us....as if we are not scared enough.

Specifics to pray for:
ANCs start to go up so she will be able to fight colds and her own bodies bacteria.
Platelets will take, hold, and begin to rise.
Hemoglobin will not fall and continue to rise.
Spirits stay high and strong.
Mr. D, a teacher at Mason Middle School, that he beats pneumonia and comes back stronger.
The families and children on A5South and A5North at Children's. That they may find peace and strength through all of their struggles and that God will continue to comfort and hold them and they may feel his peace.

Blessings to you and yours and may you feel the peace we feel.

Christine

10 comments:

Cindy Dodson said...

A friend sent me this poem. ASAP everyone!

Always Say a Prayer (ASAP)

There's work to do, deadlines to meet, you've got no time to spare, but as you hurry and scurry ... always say a prayer.

In the midst of family chaos, "quality time" is rare; do your best, let God do the rest ... always say a prayer.

It may seem like your worries are more than you can bear; slow down and take a breather ... always say a prayer.

God knows how stressful life is; He wants to ease our cares, and He'll respond a.s.a.p ... always say a prayer.

cath said...

Praying for your Liz and the whole family.
Cathy Huffer

Cat said...

wuv u wiz :)

Molly D said...

Sending up prayers...my mother's heart aches with you. I cannot even imagine how difficult this is. Know that even though we don't know you well, we continue to keep up on what's going on and pray.

Sending love,
Molly Detweiler (from Wellspring)

Anonymous said...

Liz,
Sorry to hear that your ANCs and platelets are low. I will continue to pray that they go up soon so you can start the Intermin Phase. I just wanted to let you know how great the bake sale for Lay Ups 4 Liz is going this week at Sycamore. We have sold out nearly everything everyday... that almost never happens!!! Everyone is showing how much they support you and its amazing! It's crazy how many people have never met you before yet want to help and support you in anyway possible.
Hope you feel better soon,
Sara K Lindsay

~Paige~ said...

liz,
do not worry (though i know its hard) your ANC's and platelets will rise :] i pray for you forever and always. im sending all my love. sometimes things have to get worse before they can get better, im not sure how comforting that is though :) stay positive and keep believing.

-paige

Ginger said...

Hi Liz, I think about you all the time! You were on all of our minds this past weekend at our tournament. I will e-mail your dad a picture of us from the tournament! You are such an inspiration to all of us!! Keep fighting! There are so many people that are praying for you! Hopefully we will see you soon!
Love, Ginger

Aunt Patti said...

Lizzie Grace,
God will take care of you....he has all the power. I wish I could have that ability to make things better, all I can do is pray and I do Liz. Blake needs you too. He needs an older cousin to help guide him and I can't think of a better role model than you!
Hugs and Kisses
Aunt Patti

KaylaMcDowell said...

hi liz ! i loved that slide show i was balling my eyes out. i remember all of our basketball memories and our great coaches :) i miss standing on the sideline with you in volleyball and our foot massages! iloveyou and i cant wait until your counts go back up.

- kaylaa (kay bay bay)
ps-i made you a sweeettt note!!

csponseller said...

Lothrops,
Know that we continue to check for updates and pray for Liz and your family.
The Sponseller's