Team Maggie Update Day 13
It's been nearly two weeks since Maggie has had the bone marrow transplant. She was a very tired little girl last night after playing most of the day. According to mom, Maggie was resembling one of the seven dwarfs last night, the one that starts with "G", but that's ok, because if you've been in the hospital for nearly 14 straight days, you and I would be "G" too :)
According to Mom, Lauren, here's the morning update
Maggie's white count is now 0.3 and her ANC (neutrophils) are still holding steady at 200. Tomorrow they will most likely start G-CSF therapy which is a hormone that will encourage her white blood cells to multiply. She is going to get platelets this morning again. Everything's holding steady:)
And remember, slow and steady wins the race!
Maggie turns 5 on August 19th. She will be in the hospital still on her birthday. If you'd like to send a card or a gift, her address is
BMT Unit Floating 6
Attention: Maggie Rudnicki
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
I asked Maggie's mom what she likes and this is Lauren's reply
"She loves the Boston bruins, lip gloss and scary things (ghost stories, vampires, goosebumps books etc) those are a few favorites but honestly just well wishes are all she needs!"
Please keep praying. Prayers do work! They’ve made those little white cells grow, and those white blood cells are what’s making Maggie feel so good. The change in 5 days has been nothing short of miraculous! Pray for a peaceful day and week ahead. Pray for a sense of calmness for Maggie, Lauren and the entire Rudnicki family. Pray that those white blood cells continue to grow, and grow quickly! Pray for healing, pray for strength!
You can make a donation to help defray the medical and travel costs associated with Maggie’s care. Maggie has been down in Boston for 3 weeks. If you want to make a donation, click HEREfor the details
We now have over 100 photos of Team Maggie support up on the site. If you want to send your picture, you can upload it HERE or just click HERE to view them all.Please note, if you do upload them, they don’t appear instantly, as we are moderating all pictures, just to insure appropriate content. You can also send me your pictures directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More later. Keep the faith Team Maggie!