Rather than make you all wait until Sunday (when I usually post), I'll tell you a bit about Rachel's clinic visit yesterday. The good news is that her platelets went up from 109,000 to 133,000! That was the good news! Thanks for all of your prayers.
They are still concerned about her intermittent nausea and were hopeful that by now (day +77) she would be done with it. Her liver enzymes were also a bit elevated today, so they are stopping her TPN (IV nutrition) and just giving her fluids with some magnesium in it. This means that she is supposed to double her food intake this week...which is tricky when you don't really have a normal appetite. But she's going to give it a try.
It's hard to hear the doctors say two weeks in a row that she is not where they would like her to be at this point. It's even harder to see the fear in your daughter's eyes when they say that. I know she is scared about what all this means. We just keep telling her that she is making progress--even though it might be slower than we'd all like. She looks and feels better than she has in a long time (other than a silly head ache the past couple of days.)
My goal this week is to keep reminding myself that regardless of what the doctors are saying, I know who is really in charge of Rachel's healing process. I know He is very aware of her and that we have to be patient and trust in Him.