I am bummed!!! Ella's platelets dropped again!! Today they were 23,000 (normal being a minimum of 140,000). Her's have been running low for quite some time but had started trending upward slightly last month. But now they have dropped again and the oncologist wants to do another bone marrow biopsy next week. He feels that these bad cells that they saw on the chromosome test from the last biopsy are starting to interfere with the bone marrow production which is where the platelets are made. The only way to really know what's going on is to do another bone marrow biopsy. I got the feeling from him that he thinks chemo could be in our near future but I am still trying to be hopeful. Although there is a part of me that feels that if its going to happen no matter what, let's just get it over with and make her completely healthy!! So once again, we would welcome your prayers for Ella to have an easy time with starting her IV and that they won't see any leukemia cells. The procedure will be done next Wed.
Ella pulling cousin Ethan's hair