Well with much anticipation all was canceled the day before Natalie's procedure. This is the name of the game. The chemo knocks down her ANC (white cell count or immunity) then it rebounds to then deliver more chemo.

What's interesting about this scenario is that a week after her last chemo therapy her ANC did not drop. In fact it held steady and rather high (about 1500). Questioning this, I asked our doctors and they weren't concerned. Well if you can imagine our surprise the day before her treatment the doctor called with the results and her immunity was ZERO! So, everything was canceled. That hasn't happened since our hospital stay.

It may take a week or two to get back to a score of 750 (what's required to proceed). However, what is becoming a growing concern is Natalie in a house where some of us are developing colds. I was in bed all day trying to "sleep it off," and I feel much better.

Thanks for all your prayers. I have to say that I really appreciate all that you guys are doing for us. I can really feel the presence of your intercessions. I know daily this is the hands of our Good God!

Psalm 56:4 (New International Version)

4 In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?

With all our love, The Orlando's

Natalie Orlando

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