Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Today Gemma had her blood transfusion . For the second month in a row she was able to make it 4 weeks in between transfusions . ( Yeah !!!!) . This is great news for her since she will require blood transfusions for the rest of her life . Her ferritin levels were still very high so her daily infusion of Deferoxamine will be increased . Her Doctor discussed the possibility of her needing a bone marrow transplant in the future. The transplant would ideally have to come from a biological family member as this would greatly lower the possibility of major complications . This most likely will never be a possibility for her because finding her biological family in China is extremely difficult if not impossible . So for right now the plan is to continue on with the blood transfusions every 4 weeks and hopefully get her ferritin down before her liver becomes much more damaged .
Teresa update - she had a very good day today and seemed to have more energy . She received 2 packages today from 2 more amazing friends. Thank you so much ! You made her smile all day !!!!
The girls are having so much fun tracking Teresa's prayer friends form all over the world . She almost has someone praying for her from every continent ! WOW
Thank you !!!!
Posted by Our Family at 3/02/2011 06:49:00 PM