Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Yesterday's hospital visit was short for Maren; they were able to return home the same day! 

At the hospital, the bone marrow biopsy went well and they will get the results in another day or two to see where her blast cell levels are at. Her ANC (fights infection) is critically low however. She was also given more Chemo-Vincristine. Unfortunately, Maren has a very raw and broken skin diaper rash that does not help the situation. The doctors are worried about infection, so they have to continually change Maren's diaper to keep her from getting infected, even throughout the night. They also have to wake her up a lot to give her insulin shots. So, they really aren't sleeping well and aren't getting any rest. Maren is also hungrier from the medicines and can only eat certain things due to the diabetes. She gets frustrated when she can't have what she wants. 

Please pray for Maren's continued health so she doesn't have to return as an inpatient to the hospital. Pray for them to get rest somehow and for Maren's diaper rash to heal! Also, please pray for the Wingards as they await the results of her bone marrow biopsy!

Thanks so much for loving and praying for the Wingards!!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Psalm 46:1-2
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

We continue and will continue to hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.