Emily – and Chrissie – were discharged yesterday! It was welcome, welcome news. After her night of 103-degree temps, she had a temp of 102 the next night, so the doctors started her on Vancomycin, a stronger antibiotic, on Sunday. There were no significant temps after Saturday night. By Tuesday, all of her lab cultures had come back negative, she’d stayed fever-free, and her ANC had risen to 100. As Chrissie said, Emily has been with her Oncology doctors long enough now that they know her and how she responds. In the Spring, shortly after her diagnosis, they wouldn’t let her go home until her ANC was over 500. Now, the doctors just wanted her fever-free, to have been on the Vancomycin for 48 hours, and to have an ANC that was trending upwards. All of which, Emily’s body was doing! Yea for Emily and her spunky, little nature!
Please continue to pray for Emily – that she will be able to avoid, as much as possible, catching any more viruses. Also pray for her brothers and a couple of cousins who have turned up sick – leading us to think that Emily caught something and then passed it on. Families do have to stay together, you know! And know that we pray for all of you who are helping this family and praying for them.