Friday, January 16, 2009

Update on Danna

Yesterday Danna and I took the 3 1/2 hr drive (one-way) to Dallas for her follow-up visit with her pediatric nephrologist. All went remarkably well!! Her dr was very pleased with her reaction to 8 weeks of low-dose chemotherapy and he suspects that she'll be in remission from nephrotic syndrome for 2-3 years. Her white blood count stayed within normal limits despite the treatment, which he saw as a good sign. And there hasn't been any protein in her urine for a few weeks, so these are all positive signs. She had no hair loss nor weight loss nor rashes -- nothing that would be considered a negative response.

This morning was the first time in 7 months that she didn't have some type of medicine to take-- it was wonderful! We are waiting to hear from the medical office of the State Department regarding paper work and tickets back to Prague. The sorting, organizing,and packing of the last 9 weeks (which included Christmas and Jad's b-day) begins today!

Thank you for all the support, concern, prayers, and well-wishes from so many of you -- REALLY appreciate it! Now, if any of you are near Oklahoma City, wanna come help me pack?!?! :-)


1 comment:

Stephanie said...

what a sweet pix of your sweet boy! :) glad you all made it back safely. enjoy being a whole family again! :)