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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Friday, October 5, 2007

Day 14 - Milestones

Today marks two weeks since the official diagnosis at the oncologist's office. It's still hard to believe everything that has happened. Every day has been unique and every day has given forth a milestone of some sort. I think, maybe, that's helped the time go by rather quickly.

Today's milestones: Chemotherapy is finished and her blood results showed 0.0 WBC's and 2% blasts! I haven't been able to talk to Courtney yet this morning, but I received the following from her sister, Susan:
Corky is asleep-- it was a long night with lots of folks checking in on her. Her
temp went back to normal by 10PM, she finally received her platelets, but around
3AM she was starting to feel sick. Thank goodness for medicine! She was still running a close to normal temp until about 8:30 this morning, but after getting up, it went back up to 102. She's taken meds and tylenol to get it back down and is now resting.Now for the drum roll please....Her WBC are 0.0! Blasts are at 2%. They unhooked her from her last bag of chemo last night at 1:50am and it did its stuff! We did a quiet "woohoo!" last night and this morning when we saw her counts. The good news: it's working. The bad: she is probably going to feel crummy for a while.

Another important milestone for today is Aidan's 2nd birthday! Hopefully we'll get a chance to have a small celebration at the hospital tomorrow. I know this must be especially difficult for Courtney to not be home today. But, rest assured, we will make up for missed parties when she gets home!


Katy said...

Happy Birthday to Aidan!! What a wonderful gift to him--that his mommy has wonderful news! You're still in our thoughts and prayers--we love you!

Erin & Brandon said...

Praise the Lord for progress!! So happy to hear your good news...

Happy birthday, sweet Aidan...

Much love & prayers

Meredith said...

Happy birthday Aidan! And congrats Courtney, I'm glad that chemo is done and it did what it was supposed to! We are praying for you!
Love, Ben, Meredith & Sydney

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday little Aidan and a great big triumph for his mommy. I am glad you are done now you can heal
God Bless

nana1945 said...

Praise God! I'm so thankful that Courtney's chemo is complete and it did what it was assigned to do -and happiest b'day to the little one, Aidan! We continue to pray for you daily -- and will til this is finished!

nana (amy p's mom)

Emily R said...

happy birthday aidan!!!
i am glad you had good news. i bet you are relieved that the chemo is done.

Tabatha said...

Happy Birthday to Aiden! I can't believe he's 2. Just found out the news from Michelle. I'm praying for you and the family. I know that you will be just fine, because your a believer. Call me if you need anything. Miss seeing you at storytime, but I know you will be back soon.
Praying for you,

Amy said...

Courtney..great news to read you ae done with your round of chemo! yay! Happy birthday to little Aidan!!! Wow 2 yrs old...I might be wrong but wasn't that how old Miranda was when you moved to Tejas? Time has flown. The prayers never end over at our house in your behalf! Hope you all have an nice weekend together ...celebrating important milestones in your family's life!

Marla said...

So happy to hear the chemo is done! And Happy Birthday to Aidan!! What a momentous day for both of you. We are still praying for you and your entire family, please take good care and know that you are never far from our thoughts.

Kristy said...

Congratulations on the good news! That is great that the chemo worked as it should for you.

Happy birthday, Aidan!

Stephanie said...

I received an email from a friend requesting prayer for your family. That email contained a link to this blog. I don't know you or your family, but I can guarantee that you will be lifted up in prayer daily - not only in my house, but in the homes of EVERY brother and sister in Christ who is notified as well. Reading your blog updates has touched my heart, made me cry, made me laugh and finally made me CHEER OUT LOUD with yesterday's news!!!! Courtney - you sound like a spunky little thing.... this leukemia's got nothing on you honey! :o)

Happy Birthday Aidan!

Love in Christ,
The newest member of Courtney's Angels!


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