Some Progress!

We started Katie’s Neupogen treatment.  We are fairly sure that her fever was a side effect of the Neupogen working (also comes with bone pain) to increase her neutrophil production.  Happily, her neutrophil count did come up quite a bit…

So, you can see in the picture, Kate is out and about, and is not wearing her mask!  And that’s okay.  In fact, that’s great!  With her counts better we won’t be paranoid about her being around groups where there might be contagions in the air.  She’s happy with that change also.  It is a blessing to feel a little closer to normal. 🙂

Now, we need to keep an eye on her neutrophil count to make sure we’re staying in a good place there, and we can start to investigate the anemia more, which is actually what we noticed first.  Getting to the root cause is important.

On a different note, we are once again overwhelmed with the support of the saints!  Thank you all.  God is a great Provider!  Several people have blessed us with food (the AIP/Paleo diet is more expensive than our diet has been in the past), some have blessed us with money (my hours at work have been cut since we built buildings so quickly), many have prayed for us and encouraged us.

We can still say “Thank you, LORD” for everything.  God is Good. He knows our circumstances and His plan encompasses everything we’re dealing with, and that’s a great comfort to us.

Daniel 4:34-35 – I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

Matthew 6:26 – Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

We sang this hymn Wednesday night at Church:

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small,
in all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish, but naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
all praise we would render, O help us to see
’tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee!

 

On a side note, verse two lets us know that this hymn was written by a dad…

Unresting, unhasting, silent, not wanting, not wasting…

sounds a lot like ‘work hard’, ‘peace and quiet’ and turning off the lights when you leave a room…

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