Monday, August 16, 2010

Not high enough yet...

Thank you so much for the prayers this morning as we headed to Duke. As you can see by the picture, Ernie was ready to get started with this! Unfortunately his white blood cell count was only 1600, so they could not begin the harvesting process yet. While disappointed, we are home and grateful that we live closeby and aren't camped out in a hotel somewhere while we wait. We will pray that his numbers will double tonight...GOD IS ABLE!

The nurses said this is all perfectly normal as it takes 10-12 days after high dose chemo for the body to rebound, and it has only been 10 days. I was happy they were able to change his dressing this morning, take a look at the catheter, and draw some labs so we know where he stands. We also met a nice couple (he is a hospice pastor) beginning aphresis like us, and we will both be part of the same "graduating class" as they call it. So, keep the prayers coming and hopefully we will have better results tomorrow!


  1. Linda, I was just viewing your blog and from one" nurse " to another it looks like you are doing a great job in your new career!Hang in there and remember that God always equips us with the skills he calls us to perform--one way or another.I continue to pray for you,your strength and your perservance as well as Ernie's specific needs.Suzanne

  2. We are continuing to lift you both up. Love you.

  3. Thank you all for your continued prayer support. Just knowing that you are lifting us up in prayer is such a wonderful encouragement for us. Thank you. Love to all!!!