Today was Clinic for Alice and Matthew's Birthday.
ANC - 3000+ (increased)
Platelets - 39 (increased)
Hemoglobin - 10.5 (slightly decreased)
Alice's counts were good enough to make us all smile. No infusions today!! We were in the clinic just over an hour. Alice again was unprepared to leave as she usually expects to stay a while.
Her hemoglobin dropped a little, which isn't too alarming. We anticipate her body needing more time for the red cells to replenish completely. The next two weeks we hope to see a steady level in her hemoglobin.
Tyler and I are feeling more and more confident in Alice's chances of avoiding a second transplant. It's beginning to look this way, however, we are still waiting to see if the Graft Vs. Host will stay away as her marrow is beginning to revive itself.
It's hard to believe that just a month ago the thought of Alice producing ANY of her three blood lines seemed impossible. There is plenty of unexplained occurrences in the medical world. Our explanation for Alice is a little miracle.
Thursday June 6th
Natalie had a clinic visit today in Riverton with the pulmonary doctor. This was a follow-up visit. Her lungs look great and she does not need to return to pulmonology for three months...Yeah!!!
Natalie said the apt. was good because Matthew and Blair came along.
For some reason I can't write today, my words and thoughts are all over the place. I thought I would just post of bunch of pictures of what we have been up to....it appears as though things are normal around here. :)
Friday Night Barn Party
|Lovin the Country (near Fairview) Good times at the Schlappi's barn.|
|Does he look content?|
|Natalie and her Cousin Marina|
|Evie's first time on a horse|
|Alice's first time on a horse--this was a little brave of us...especially considering we took the horse's winter coat off with our clothes.|
|Roasting hot dogs, smores, and cherry pies.|
|Just relaxing by the fire.|
|Matthew, Levi, and Anna.|
|Fun times with Uncle Tyler.|
Sunday at Grandma and Grandpa's Schellenbergs...they leave for their second mission in one week. Off to the Madrid Temple.
|Alice and her cousin Paige at Grandmas.|
|Alice and cousin Malia.|
|Sunday and the Sandbox....bad combo.|
|Grandma Duncan and Uncle Dean, we suggested that my grandma sit in the drivers seat for the picture.|
|I'm a great Aunt! |
|At the park with cousins, Hailey and Marina.|
|Memorial Day at the Park.|
|Cooper and Alice|
|The "Car Pool"|
|Will, Levi and Blair. Friends and first cousins.|
|Last Day of School!!!|
|Happy 8th Birthday Matthew! I always make the best looking cakes ;)|
|Matthew made his own birthday game with the help of Grandmother Fish. He wanted to play pin the Book of Mormon on the Missionary.|
|Watching a circus on TV|
|The balance beam|
|Just grabbing some things for ice cream sundaes to celebrate the end of school.|