Wednesday, December 17, 2008

mri results, etc.

Carmen and Isaiah went to Sutter today for his regular check up.  The MRI results were in - they confirmed his existing spinal fractures and gave a more-detailed view of their condition.  Not worse.  Not better.  His spinal cord is normal and there's no curvature of the spine - which, of course, is good.  He still has healthy bone marrow in the spine which is producing healthy blood.  

His blood counts were low (300) so we're praying for no infections, no fever, and the freedom to participate in Christmas plans this weekend.  He'll need to go back to the hospital Monday to check counts again.  

He's mostly feeling good.  Thanks for cheering him on and for praying for him.  He's doing great in school and was very excited about the return of his tutor, Ms. Kathy, from Hawaii this week.  

self portrait

tying his shoes

checking the weather

Thanksgiving day


Rebecca said...

So glad to hear there is some good news. We will be praying for higher numbers and the ability to take part in celebrating Christmas with the family this weekend!! You are looking so big and older these days!! We look forward to the next time we can get together and play!!
Love, Aaron and Rebecca Unfried

Cyn said...

Not worse is good! I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and hope that this holiday season is everything you are hoping it to be!
Thanks for the update!
It's great to hear that he likes his tutor-what a blessing that is!

Anonymous said...

Penny said...
I'm so proud of you Isaiah. You show us how to live life now, in-between the counts and tests. Life is precious now. May the Lord bless you with a wonderful Christmas. May his peace shine on you and your family.

Jennifer said...

We continue to hold you all in our thoughts and to lift you up in prayer. Merry Christmas!