It's happening again…
January 11, 2007 at 3:59 am #16654
Please keep us all posted. Praying that the BMB gives you all a clearer view of what’s going on.
PattiJanuary 11, 2007 at 4:29 am #16655
She was at 7,000 and after the platelets went to 51,000. That was a good bag! They did the bmb and will have some results on Friday. They don’t sound as optimistic today as they did Monday. They are going to go ahead and get her sister tested to see if she is a match in case we need it. They even mentioned today that it could be MDS or AA. We will see…….January 12, 2007 at 6:23 pm #16656
Haven’t looked at the board for ages then see this!
I’m so sorry, none of you deserve this. I hope it’s something easily treatable.
DonJanuary 12, 2007 at 6:37 pm #16657
Today’s visit brings the bad news. They say it is severe aplastic anemia. They want to do a transplant ASAP. On Tuesday we will get the ball rolling and get her younger sister tested and go from there…….January 12, 2007 at 6:42 pm #16658
Please know that many prayers are with Ashley, you, and your family.
ShariJanuary 12, 2007 at 6:45 pm #16659
We will keep Ashley and your family in our prayers. I wish there was more that we could do.
JimJanuary 12, 2007 at 6:52 pm #16660
I am so sorry to hear the news. I don’t know much about AA but I hope that it’s treatable. She’s so young.
I’m here if you need me.
CarrieJanuary 13, 2007 at 9:49 am #16661
Butch, This is not really fair. Will pray for both of you. Ashley is lucky to have you.
AliceJanuary 14, 2007 at 6:54 pm #16662
Today her platelets were at 8,000. Another transfusion……January 14, 2007 at 10:14 pm #16663
Butch, I’m so sorry that Ashley is having to go through this. I pray that a donor is found soon and that all will go well for her.
God Bless, EllieJanuary 16, 2007 at 6:57 pm #16664
Ashley has a sister Casey. She is 16. They are typing her today but they said they may not use her even if a match due to both Kelly and Ashley having issues. There is no telling if Casey is at risk at this point. She is at Roswell now, we’ll know more later……
They “typed” Casey today. We’ll have the results Friday if she is a match. They are also doing a preliminary search for an unrelated donor as well. Platelets were at 30,000 today so no transfusions. Ashley is also meeting with someone that specializes in natural medicine as well this week.January 17, 2007 at 6:11 am #16665
Butch My thoughts are with the both of you. I hope that things will go good for Ashley. WillieJanuary 17, 2007 at 6:14 am #16666
Make sure that whomever Ashley is talking to about natural medicine is a specialist in dealing with cancer patients specifically. I am finding that “general practice” or “family practice” naturapaths do not have enough experience with disease to understand how to treat it. Family practice ND’s generally treat children and families for regular day to day illnesses and really lack the expertise needed for cancer treatments. Even if they don’t know what AA is, a cancer specialist knows where to go to find the right answers. Hang in there.
pattiJanuary 19, 2007 at 5:51 pm #16667
Ashley is at Roswell now. Her younger sister is not a match. They do however have 3 young girls tested recently. They are all a 10 out of 10 match according to my father in law who is there. They have to be tracked down and checked a little further to pick the best one. It will take another 4 – 6 weeks. But at least it looks good at this point.
Ashley is getting red blood and platelet transfusions today as her counts tanked…….January 22, 2007 at 1:55 am #16668
Just thinking about Ashley…sorry about her counts. Sure hope she’s feeling better after her transfusions. Hey, sounds encouraging with 3 girls with a 10 out of 10 match. Thanks for the update. Sending positive vibes..
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