Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Emma's Hope Update

Earlier in the month I told y'all about Emma's Hope, the story of a friend who's daughter has acute aplastic anemia. And I figured it was time for an update.

Emma started her chemo treatments and had her bone marrow transplant, which was supplied by her brother, Mason. I actually saw Mason at the homecoming football game Friday night running around with friends and it warmed my heart!

She has been doing so well. So well in fact the doctors are allowing them to move from the hospital to the "apartment house" which is less than 15 minutes away. They told her it would about 2-3 months after her transplant before this would happen. It's been 21 days. 21 DAYS!! And her white blood cell count went from 500 to 1310 yesterday. That's great news. She will have to wear a special mask when she leaves the hospital and goes to the apartment. She will also have to wear the mask when she leaves the apartment to go to doctors visits as well. But a house is better than a hospital!

Also Emma agreed to let Cathy shave the rest of her hair off since it was falling out from the chemo. And being the strong mother Cathy is, she let Emma shave her hair off. Below are few pictures of the process and end result.

Sweet Emma
Emma getting started on Cathy's hair

The best picture of a mothers unconditional love for her child


Mari said...

This is so touching and sweet!

Beth Cotell said...

That brought tears to my eyes. I will continue to pray for them.

{amy} said...

Oh wow! Tears! I'm glad she's doing well enough to leave the hospital!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

That last picture says it all doesn't it? I am so glad to hear that she is doing so well, and will keep them in my prayers :)

Lou Cinda

Brooke said...

Praise God that she's doing so well!! and what touching pictures of their new 'dos