Sunday, March 7, 2010

Things are looking up!

Melanie is improving! We've decided that she is just a late bloomer. Her blood levels are up today which is such welcome news. Her neutrophils are at .6! This is the highest they have been post transplant...happy dance! She has gone from 6 pumps on her IV down to 3. She is eating more (900 calories yesterday), so her TPN is down to 1/2 strength. They have been switching Melanie's meds over to oral, this is a huge step and one that has to be done in order for her to leave the hospital. She is still getting some meds and of course her TPN through her central line. Mel continues to battle nausea, please pray that they can find the source soon.

Today is Mel's 82nd day in the hospital since Nov. 13th 2009. She is so ready to be out of there! We are getting closer to that day. Things are heading in the right direction.

We love you Melanie!!!!!

10 comments:

rania_ka said...

I'm still here Melanie..
Still praying..
Love Rania

Kerren said...

Hooooray! I am so happy that you (and all of us) are able to begin this new week on a up-beat note! This was a very good news post. Thanks Cami, and thanks Mel for all you're doing to regain your health. You know how much you're needed, don't you? Keep up the good work!

Grandma Smith said...

Go Mel, GO Mel, go go go Mel!!! What a champion! We are all so happy for this great news. You have climbed the mountain and now you are almost down to the bottom! Stay strong, our prayers are still with you! Oh Happy Day! Thanks so much for all the posts, we share in your joy. Peggy, LeRoy, Kaden, and all the siblings, faith does move mountains. Keep going, the finish line is in sight. It is so nice to have tears of joy. We love you all!
Aunt Lenie

Miss Nelson said...

WOOHOO!!! Such wonderful news! Yesterday as I was fasting, I kept thinking that faith can move mountains, so all our faith, prayers and fasting should be able to help Mel's levels come up! Happy day!

Soto family said...

OKINAWAHHHHH!!!!

Mandy said...

We're so glad that things are improving and pray you get to leave the hospital soon!! Carter still talks about you all the time. We had a talk yesterday about a family friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer and started treatment. He said, 'Mom, I care about Miss Melanie most because she's really sick.' We're stil praying things continue to get better! Take care! Love- The Saunders

Katie said...

YEAH! So glad to hear things are looking up! Still praying that you get to get out of that dang hospital!
Love, Katie Stokes

Tanille and Bill said...

That is some exciting news. I hope things go better, so you can go home!!! :)

Jullie said...

I'm so glad that things are looking up! We're always remembering you in our prayers!

Jules said...

You are truly amazing, keep fighting. Love and prayers Julie Harrison (Joshua)