Tomorrow is a big day and I have to admit I'm a bit nervous. The first 4 cycles of Averi's treatment are more intense than the last 2 and should stop her bone marrow from producing any more blasts/leukemic cells. This means that the bone marrow biopsy she has done tomorrow will let us know if the treatments worked or not.
If there is still a high level of blasts in her marrow, then the treatment plan will be changed and she will be removed from the study she is currently on. The biopsy she had at the end of cycle one showed improvement so I'm hopeful that everything will be fine, but still...
When I said something to Dan about it tonight he said he hadn't even thought about how serious this next biopsy was going to be (and thanked me for bringing it to his attention so that both of us could worry about it :) ). I have been thinking about it all week and I am a hot mess. It's going to be along night, that's for sure.
I don't usually put many religious things on this blog because they are very personal, but they are a large part of our lives and definitely of this journey, and I want to share an experience from tonight. After talking to Dan about my worries, he decided to give Averi a priesthood blessing.
In the blessing, we were told that Averi will be healed from the cancer and that the treatment plan will work. She is a special daughter of God who was sent here to our family to fulfill a mission and that mission has yet to be completed. She will get to live a long, happy life!
I'm not so nervous anymore. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Thank you all for the prayers that have been sent our way - they are working.