Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ready, Set, Go!

It's been a long and eventful few weeks.  36 hours prior to our trip we were told we would not be able to go (sigh), but received a call later that day that we could (hooray).  So less than 30 hours before our scheduled flight we were coordinating, strategizing and preparing to go to the magical place where dreams and wishes come true.   God will work it out and make a way!

Mireya's counts continued to decline following her first IVIG, so a second transfusion was scheduled the day before we left.  Nothing like sitting for several hours in clinic when there was so much to do at home, but we need to cross all the t's and dot all the i's to see if we can get these counts to turn around.  In order to test the effectiveness of the IVIG, labs needed to be drawn within 24-72 hours after the infusion.  We made our way to Phillips Hospital in Florida to have Reya's counts checked.  Her white and red cell counts increased but the platelets continue to tank and as a result she continues to have some bruising and petechaie. We had an AMAZING time away!  It was so wonderful to not be consumed by procedures, clinic visits or illness for several days...just fun, smiles and incredible memories.

We arrived home very late last night and were in the clinic very early this morning for Mireya's second bone marrow biopsy.  I was in the room, but choose not to watch the procedural portion of the biopsy.  One time is definitely enough.  We expect to have some preliminary results by Friday and hopefully some plans on our next steps. 

Continue to keep us in your prayers and check back for the full monty on our trip to Disney.  Love and blessings to you all.


  1. Thank you for the update and I am continuing to keep you all wrapped in prayer.

  2. Yay! I'm so glad u guys had fun! The trip sounded "off the chain" and I'm sure the kids will always remember it (maybe in bits and pieces but they'll always remember)!