Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Updates on Emma!!!

Lots of updates on Emma...
She was admitted to the Children's Hospital on Sunday afternoon, and has been there ever since. Once Monday they took blood and came back with a white blood cell count of 402,000 which is REALLY high, and not very good at all. She started her first round of Chemo on Monday night, and had a pretty difficult night getting sick.
As of Tuesday morning they were able to get the sickness to subside with some new meds. Also on Tuesday they did another blood test which came back with a white blood cell count of only 2,800... yes that's right, 2,800!!! This is AMAZING! The doctors tested the blood three times to make sure the results were correct because they said this just wasn't possible! But the power of prayer is amazing! Because the white blood count was so low they were able to preform a blood transfusion that was really needed.
Today (Wednesday) brought even better news, if you can believe that. Another blood test revealed a white blood count of only 800!!! Praise GOD!! Doctors are amazed at this little girl that we are calling a miracle!
They preformed yet another blood test this afternoon, and it revealed no Leukemia in Emma's blood. Now this doesn't mean they are out of the woods, but it is a very good sign that things are going in Emma's favor.
They will continue the chemo treatments as planned... and a bone marrow biopsy on Monday. Continue praying because it is obviously working. We have an amazing GOD, and it seems he is doing everything he can to keep little Emma healthy!
The following are a couple of pictures I took of Emma at the hospital tonight... she is looking great, and acting like any normal 6 month old would!

In other news, I am currently setting up a blog for her mom to write updates on... so for anyone that is reading this and wants to stay updated and current on Emma's status I will leave that link here soon!

1 comment:

The Ratpack said...

If you haven't already, go read Kelly's blog at
Her daughter had some major complications when she was born, and is now perfectly healthy. She is really inspirational and has a prayer blog for the little babies who are having health problems. It really makes you thankful!

MckMama's blog is great too:
Her son was born premature and is now having major heart problems and has been in PICU for weeks