Thursday, October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011 - Day 19

4 months, 2 weeks, 1 day since diagnosis
day #28 of current hospital stay

My baby is back :) My little girl is back from the ICU and she's back to me. She's smiling and talking and full of spunk like normal. I almost don't know what to do with her. Just like magic, she healed overnight.

She was going to be sent back down to 6 west on oxygen but she did not need any. We've gone down two steps with the morphine and she's tolerated it well. She's now on the lowest continuous dose that the current machine she is using will allow. She's doing awesome.

This morning, her WBC was over 1.5k and her ANC was 420. She is so close to engraftment and could be there as early as Sunday. Now, our only major hurdles are to get her weaned off the morphine and get her taking in enough calories by bottle to get off the TPN. What wonderful things these are to worry about.

Hopefully, we'll be out of here very soon :)


  1. This is such fantastic news. Riker is a fighter (and so is her mommy). Thoughts and prayers always, Katie

  2. I am beyond thrilled at reading this! Keep fighting Riker!

  3. I am soooo happy for you guys!! Such great news! I'm sure she'll come off the morphine effortlessly and start eating like a pro again. She is amazing!

  4. I am so glad to hear she is doing well. Our prayers are with your family! Lori

  5. What great news! Treasure that smile!


  6. Tory, you don't know me, but we have Jen Soldner in common. She asked me to have my church pray for Riker, and we have all been praying for several months. I'm so excited to see God answer our prayers for your little Roo. I check your blog daily to see His miracle unfold in your lives, and am blessed that Jen asked me to be a part of it. I pray that Riker's healing will continue and that her story will offer peace and hope to many others.

    Elyse Hawthorne
    Midlothian, Virginia

  7. Tory,
    This is such GREAT news!!! She looks wonderful! Seems like all these prayers are working. This is a miracle in the making.
    LOVE, HUGS and more Prayers,

  8. Yay! She looks wonderful! Knew she could do it. Congrats!

    Faith K.
    New York

  9. OMG Our prayers are being answered. I knew they would be. She looks wonderful and you sound so happy. I am praying that her progress continues and you come back to Maine with your healthy daughter soon. My love to you both. Vicki

  10. Hi Tori,
    I'm so happy for you and riker. I know prayers have been answered!

  11. Yaaaaaay! I am so happy for you guys! :)