Monday, January 21, 2013

Day 5

Day 5 was a day off of chemotherapy for Bri. The nurses and doctors were still talking about how well she did with the treatment on day 4.

Bri woke up with a big appetite and couldn't wait to get breakfast, which is another plus given the amount of chemotherapy she has received. In fact, she had a good appetite all day.

Her doctors told us that most of the test results from her biopsies were back and it appears that her ALL will be cured using only chemotherapy. Sometimes, bone marrow transplants become necessary but in her case, it doesn't appear that way. This was so great to hear! As soon as the doctors left the room we prayed and thanked God for His blessings and for the good report!

Emotionally, Bri had kind of a roller coaster of a day. She got real tired after breakfast. Dealing with medicine and doctors, beeping pumps, etc., she told me she just wants this to be over. We talked for awhile, decided to get lunch and watched football the rest of the day.

Tammy came over early evening and brought posters our girls made for Bri's room. Each made one with their own pictures, and one with pictures of our family. Tammy stuck them all on the wall for Bri to have right in front of her. They were the topic of discussion for the rest of the evening. Brooke came to visit, as well, and brought many laughs to share.

We are all super proud of Bri and her attitude and determination.

Philippians 4:13 NKJV

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


  1. This is indeed, such joyous news, Ted! That they're confident the chemo will be able to conquer the leukemia, hallelujah! Thank goodness she's able to eat and actually has an appetite. I've every confidence this bodes well for her recovery! We continue to offer Bri, and your family, up in prayer. Thank you for the update!

  2. I'm so proud of you and Brianne, Ted. You are a pillar of strength. Be sure to take care of yourself too. Love you guys!

    Tammy (MILdred)

  3. What marvelous news.....not that it's JUST chemo but to not to do bone marrow is AWESOME! God is good!

    Stay the course, the Great Physician has your back!

    Ps....our pastor prayed specifically for the girls this Sunday, that they would be able to understand, cope and continue being kids!

    Love ya!

  4. This is good news and you deserve good news so much. Best wishes from Bea. I am sure the posters give Bri that extra bit of power to fight. And the love that surrounds her.
    Sending love as well across the big pond
    Bea xox

  5. What WONDERFUL news! Our prayers are being answered! Go, Bri!!!

  6. Keep your chins up and your eyes up!! That is great news that chemo will be sufficient to tackle this illness. Let the doctors and the Great Healer do their part, and just rest in that comfort that it's not without hope. :)