Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Update on Shelly

I am asked on a daily basis how my sister-in-law Shelly is doing.  Thank you to everyone who has been praying for her, it is definitely working! 

Doctors are baffled by the slow progression of the leukemia as her blood work continues to remain on just a slight decline! This is wonderful news and a huge blessing for her little girl.  The doctors are optimistic at this point, but her platelet levels are getting to the point where they will need to make some decisions soon about if she will undergo a blood transfusion or get her admission underway and start treatment. Currently, they are hoping that her admission will not be until next Tuesday, September 4th, with treatment starting on the 5th. Baby will have hit 23 and a half weeks along by that point putting her at over 29 weeks by delivery time, if all goes according to plan. The first 5 weeks of treatment are beyond tough, so please keep praying.

And another great piece of news is that the blood typing came back today and my husband, JC, and his sister Becky are both matches should Shelly need a bone marrow transplant in the future! 

Thanks again for the continued prayers, and as a reminder, please please please sign up for the Be the Match bone marrow donor registry! 

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