Phoebe is on the upswing. Right after she received her platelets and blood transfusion yesterday, Nathan sent me a picture of her walking to the playroom! The difference in how she feels pre vs. post transfusions is really incredible. Blood is so important, and having the right amount of the right things in your blood makes you able to function properly.
The best news is that her ANC (Advanced Neutraphil Count) is 30 today, which means that her immune system is revving up again and she could be headed home as early as tomorrow. It’s wonderful to think this might be her last transfusion for a very long time, and that soon enough we can take her all around town and to church without worrying about her immune system! What a feeling that will be, to just be able to go places with our whole family intact.
Eventually we will work towards weaning her off her ng tube, giving all of her meds orally, and teaching her that she has to drink despite her lack of thirst. We will also be setting up a set-caloric intake to help balance out her weight. There are still many challenges ahead, but having been through the last fourteen months, they seem minimal in comparison to chemotherapy and learning to swallow, breathe and walk again after sepsis. We can do it! She can do it! We have so much to be thankful for.
Here’s to Phoebe coming home to stay!
PRAISING GOD for another MIRACLE!!! Using Phoebe’s words……”she is an ANGEL” 🙂 Phoebe have an AWEsome day! Can not wait for the day that Mommy gets to say you went to church, town, where ever….ALL together with NO WORRIES 🙂
Thank you, GOD for staying with this family during this journey, and thank you for getting Phoebe back up and on the go again! We are so thankful for all the things you are doing for this family…especially for healing that sweet baby girl! Phoebe… the endless fun and family outings are on their way! God will go with you each and every day! You are showing more and more the way!
God bless your family…and I look forward to some AWESOME updates and pictures of YOU!
Out of this world good news!
Hooray for Phoebe! So happy for your good news.
Phoebe and your whole family have been on my heart so much and definitely in my prayers over all these months. What a tough journey for Phoebe and all of you. Your posts and your attitude through this difficulty is amazing and full of the grace and strength of God. I am so happy that Phoebe will soon be fully recovered and have a strong, healthy body and immune system. We went through something similar with our grandson, Von Rovenstine, so we know a little of what you have been through with Phoebe. May God be to all of you all that you need, uplift your spirits, give new strength to your bodies, refreshing your souls as only He can. May God hold you close as you realize afresh his unconditional, unfathomable, and indescribable love for all of you!
In Christ’s amazing love,
Mary Garborg Prior Lake, MN
P.S. How is your Grandmother, Jean, doing? We sure love her. We loved Zig so much too. He was such a wonderful man of God who touched so many lives. He visited us in our home (tacos) when he came to Mpls. a couple of times when he had speaking engagements. We also spent time with Jean and Zig together when they would come here for his work. He and Rolf (my husband) were especially close. How we miss him!
Oh my goodness, you do have much to be thankful for today! so happy that Phoebe is doing better. Praying you will be home soon. Hugs, Marilyn
So much to be thankful for. So, so much.
Love you Fairs! We think and pray for you often. I am so blessed to see Gods hand in Phoebe’s life. May you continue to be blessed as restoration comes. Love the Velas
Thank you so much for all you’ve shared over the last 14 plus months. It’s been such a blessing to be able to pray for you all and be a part of your lives!
Praise God! We will continue in the journey with you in prayer! Loads of love!
Praise God Indeed!
Thank you Father! I’m so happy for your family. Everyone at FCC is soooo glad she’s doing better.
Wonderful news!! Praise God and continuing to pray!
I am praising the Lord right now for this wonderful news!!!