On October 13 we went to Ava’s monthly OT check up and her numbers were good, but she was fighting something by the looks of her counts. An ANC of 6000 and WBC of 11. But she also has had a cold and felt yucky so her ANC would be higher but all her other numbers were really good. We did find out that she needs to re-vaccinated for DTAP and IPV (but she needs though shots anyways between 4-6 years old). She does not go back now until next month for her 8 month OT appointment.
This past month has been rough on Ava’s little immune system. She first got a sinus infection and had to take 10 days of antibiotics, and then she felt great and was able to go a whole week at school! But then last weekend she started feeling yucky again and we went back to her pediatrician and she was diagnosed with an ear infection and is now back on medicine for 10 days, and she has missed all week of school :( Hoping the medicine will make her feel better so she can back to school next week!
But prior to getting all these yucky illnesses, we had a lot of fun this past month to!
Ava was an honored St.Baldricks child at an event at Blackfinn Ameripub. The event was absolutely amazing and they made her feel like a princess and us like family – read more here on our fun night! At this event we met a group of Firemen and women from our local fire department, and they invited us to dinner at their fire station the next night. Wow – we had an amazing tour and time, Ava got to sit in all the trucks, she got a ride up the big ladder and she got to shoot water out of the hose!!! They also made us feel like family! Then the following Saturday we were invited for a tour of the White House with a group of local Childhood Cancer Families. It was absolutely beautiful inside!! We also got to take her to one fall festival where she got to ride all the rides! And she has been busy playing with her new puppy Spot. She also got to meet up with some old friends and play with them.
The rest of this month will be fun-filled to with school and fall festivals, as long as we feel good :) Tonight is our 3rd annual Team Ava LLS LTN walk – unfortunately Ava will not be there as she still feeling yucky. I will write more on this event and our amazing fundraiser we just had and the grand total we raised later.
Thank you for all your ongoing prayers and support!!