Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Asher Update: Chemo Round 5 Recap, Scans and Post Round-Up

Could this kid be any cuter?
I may be biased, but I think she is pretty special. P.S. that leopard print skirt is Asher's new hair. I think it the equivalent of curls.

Last week was Chemo Round 5 for this sweet girl. And she came through just fine. It's crazy that we have to keep her entertained while she gets chemo. And I'm so thankful she can go to Camp Wannaplay during her treatment since she can't go when her count gets super low.
This is the week where we will go in because her white blood count will drop to basically non-existent. It is one of the toughest times for us because she is not all get-up-and-go, which is her normal personality. The last time she was neutropenic (no white blood cells), she had a nine day hospital stay. So please be praying for a faster recovery of what we know is inevitable.

She is going in for clinic tomorrow and getting her second round of scans to check her progress. Last time we got good news. And I can only hope for the same this time. Please say lots and lots of prayers for this sassy lady because The Big Guy will hear us. And He has heard us.
Thanks to Paige from Approaching Joy, there has been an increase in readers on some of the Asher posts. So I thought it would be nice to do a post round-up so you can have the story all in one place.

It has been a short amount of time we have been dealing with this. But it feels like so much longer. I'm sure Justin and Susan feel like it's been years in a mere matter of months.

Dealing with childhood cancer is the biggest test of faith and patience. Each day is a journey within the journey. A test of true character. A learning experience. But it's also a showcase of unconditional love for this little girl. And one of many ways to show God's grace and healing power.

If you are new to the this blog and Asher's story, I hope that you will like The Brooklyn Project on Facebook so you can keep up with her journey on a daily basis.

But we have ways you can get involved directly if you feel the urge.

Sign up for the Show a Lil "Bit" of Love for Asher Ray 5K Run/Walk and Baggo Tournament. If you want a registration form, leave a comment at the end of this post, and I will send you one.

Get tickets to the Gallery of Hope to support the American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas. Asher and her mom Susan will have art featured in the auction. If you have trouble with the link, you can call 501-420-4219.
Thank you for your support. I can't say it enough. We could not do it without you and your prayers. Please feel free to share this on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter. We love to tell her story. The more Prayer Warriors the better.

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