Team Maggie Update Day 11 (Updated)
It's Sunday, and there sure are lots to be thankful for, and to offer prayers of gratitude for the great day that Maggie and the Rudnickis had yesterday. If you didn't see the update from last night you can click HERE and read it.
From Mom this morning 9 AM
Lots of good news this morning. Maggie's Neutrophil count is now 200! Once she goes three days in a row with a count of over 500 they will consider her engrafted! Lucas has some magical bone marrow! Also..the nurse said not to get too excited yet but maggie's hemoglobin has gone up twice on its own now! yesterday morning she was 8.3, last night's lab draw she had gone up to 8.6 and this morning she is 9.1. Maggie has never had her counts go up without a transfusion! The nurse keeps saying its totally normal for it to go back down and for her to require more transfusions....but to be cautiously optimistic. Also, all her liver numbers are completely stable. I am SOOO thankful for my strong willed little girl, super powered bone marrow, amazing doctors and nurses and all of you guys for your thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting Maggie, you got this!!!
Check out this great picture of the entire family together
Can't you just feel the love?
Mom, Lauren told me that last night was spent coloring, hugging and that was a big breakthrough, because Maggie hadn't wanted anyone touching her because she felt so lousy.
Please keep praying. Prayers do work! They've made those little white cells grow, and those white blood cells are what's making Maggie feel so good. The change in 2 days has been nothing short of miraculous! Pray for a peaceful Sunday and week ahead. Pray for a sense of calmness for Maggie, Lauren and the entire Rudnicki family. Pray that those white blood cells continue to grow, and grow quickly! Pray for healing.
You can make a donation to help defray the medical and travel costs associated with Maggie’s care. Maggie has been down in Boston for 3 weeks. I know there are family going down this weekend to help Lauren and Maggie, but let’s face it, gas is expensive. If you want to make a donation, click HERE for the details
We now have over 100 photos of Team Maggie support up on the site. If you want to send your picture, you can upload it HERE or just click HERE to view them all.Please note, if you do upload them, they don't appear instantly, as we are moderating all pictures, just to insure appropriate content. You can also send me your pictures directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rumor has it that Nelson Jewell our Afternoon Personality on WQCB has shaved his head and video and picture will be posted soon!
More later. Keep the faith Team Maggie!