Monday, October 19, 2009

More blood, please.

As you know, Forester recieved a blood transfusion on Thursday.  I knew this wouldn't help too much because his white count hasn't bottomed out.  It's taken us a while to understand how all of this works but it generally takes 10-12 days for Forester's white blood cell count to hit rock bottom.  Until this happens, it continues to pull all of his other counts down with it.  So, even though Forester received blood on Thursday, his white cell count is still pulling that red cell count down.  Make sense?  It's not as low as it was on Thursday but it's still low. All that's to say is it's 4 days later and Forester will be getting another blood transfusion and also a platelet transfusion today.  Our hope is that his white cell count will bottom out soon and all his counts will start to recover.  Meanwhile,  we have to continue doing daily shots until his next appt (Thursday).  This is the first time we've had to do more than 10 days in a row of shots.  Blah.
I'm so ready for all of this to be over for Forester and our family.  Though I admit I can hardly imagine it!   Really.  It's so hard to picture a life without the hospital, chemo and shots, pills and analyzing blood counts and worry...but we'll get there. As we continue to run this marathon, we are all so weary and tired.   I have to remind myself daily, keep one foot in front of the other, just keep going......
The end is in sight.  Please keep praying for us.

Praying for all of you today who pray for us!
Whitney

2 comments:

The Gatherum Family said...

whitney,
i am keeping the prayers coming-seriously, i think about you from ACROSS the country-everyday, i know that God is with you and that He can and will give you comfort and strength. have a good day.
love,
adrian

Misty said...

Hey Whitney and Pete,

Jimmy and I want you to know that we are praying for Forester and for y'all as well. Someone sent this scripture to me and it ministered to me and Jimmy so much that I wanted to share it with you. You've heard it before but God may have something new for you:
...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

We know that we need His strength every day so we pray that He will fill you new every day!
We love and miss y'all!
Misty, Jimmy, Hannah, and Gracen <3