Chemo - Aria MacDonald


Aria had a dose of chemo on Friday.  Her ANC bottomed out to 100 and something needed to be done.  Chemo was stopped a week or so ago due to concerns about there being fungus in her lungs.  But now the team doesn’t really feel like it is fungus chemo is back on the table.

Honestly, this feels like a really yuck place to be in.  There are no answers and not really a diagnosis.  There are different opinions, some say PTLD, some say not.  The Head of transplant decided it was PTLD and he is the boss of the whole world.  Well not really, but given my world is this transplant program it feels that way.

Actually in my head I know that it doesn’t matter if we have the perfect diagnosis and perfect treatment plan God can overcome and work a miracle with or without human means.  He works thru many many ways.  Sometimes it is conventional western medicine and sometimes He uses an unexplained miracles and sometimes it is somewhere in between.  And always He does more than we can ever ask or imagine.  And He is real true boss of the whole wide universe.

Aria’s bone marrow needs to come back.  She had another biopsy on Friday so we are hoping for some clues there.  Or not.  Whatever ;)

11 Responses to “Chemo”

  1. Jan says:

    Thanks for the update as Aria is always on my mind it is so good to hear where things are at. Your words are so true. We are really just passengers on this journey that God takes us on. Love to all Jan.

  2. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Thanks for always updating, even when its not what you probably feel like doing! You are all forever in my thoughts. Wishing you peace and tranquility in your minds, wish you could switch this medical stuff off for a bit and go back to enjoying family time but it will come again.

  3. Cousins Kathleen & Anita says:

    Whatever, wherever, whenever, God is working far beyond the natural. Jeremiah 29:11 is still true.

  4. Heidi says:

    The good thing is that we don’t have to understand, just lean on Him who never changes.
    We shall continue to do so. Keep strong and courageous. With a big hug to the 4 of you wonderful people. xxxx

  5. iliganoa says:

    So pleased to hear youre ok. I know because you can explain so many things happening all around Aria and yourselves, thats all that matters is that you are all being so well looked after by our God amen. Standing with you and Aria in steadfast faith in our Lord and Saviour controlling everything. Sovereign Lord our Papa in heaven, hallowed be your name, thy kingdom com thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We love you and we thank you for healing and taking care of Aria, Anita, Hamish and Ashe abundantly more than we can imagine and ask for. Praise you Papa amen.

  6. Bland family says:

    So pleased to hear from you Anita. Was feeling very anxious about you all. Such a worrying time, but you are absolutely right about our God being greater than anything – and his ways and means are indeed vast. Sending you all our love – and thank you for your dedicated blogging. So many hearts are with you XXX

  7. lisa says:

    Thank you for taking the time to update. Aria and your family are always on my mind and in my prayers. Sending you all the love in the world xoxoxoxo

  8. Tiffany Keller says:

    I continue to pay for you all, as you go through this! Yes, God is the God of miracles & will do miracles in the way He pleases. Praying the God will provide wisdom for Aria’s doctor’s, so they will be able to give you definitive answers soon! God Bless!

  9. Bracefield family says:

    Praying for you all at Redeemer. We know that God has the right plan and praying that He would reveal it to all concerned.
    In Christ

  10. Rod & Margaret says:

    Praying for you all and believing for one of His “suddenlies” to happen. God is on the throne and will perform a miracle in His appointed time which is always perfect in timing.
    ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
    Isaiah 41:10

  11. Rebekah Soares says:

    Pleasant post!

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