Wednesday, 1/23/19

Yesterday, Morgan and I spent the majority of the day at the hospital where she received 2 units of blood. Since her relapse in June, she has needed transfusions every 1-2 weeks. In the beginning, it was actually a couple of times per week. Thankfully, she did well during the procedure, and even managed to sneak in a nap, which is rare for her.

We did speak to 3 of her providers throughout the day, and we all agreed that she would start IV chemotherapy in addition to the new oral chemo that she started last week. Although it would have been ideal for her to start that on yesterday, we are still waiting on approval from our insurance company before getting started. Hopefully, that will be resolved next week so that we can move forward. While in conversation, we planned for John, Morgan & I to consult with another oncologist in the near future to get information on a bone marrow transplant. Although, we are not considering a transplant currently due to her previous side effects with treatment, we are just gathering information at this time.

Also, due to Morgan’s history of pulmonary hypertension with one of the chemotherapy’s that she received during her initial diagnosis, an EKG was performed yesterday before we left the hospital. We are waiting on results of it. In addition to that, an echocardiogram is  being scheduled for next week. Let’s pray that these 2 test come back normal as she had a short episode of chest pain after starting oral chemo last week.

Well guys, I think that about sums it up. Thank you all for keeping up with Morgan’s journey, and continuing to show her & our family such love & support. If you are not already following her on Facebook and would like to do so, please click on the link to her Team Morgan page ( https://www.facebook.com/Team-Morgan-1965696367072741/ ) and be sure to follow this blog by hitting the follow button at the bottom of the screen. Thank you!

Warmest regards,

Salina Watson

9 thoughts on “Wednesday, 1/23/19

    • Thank you, Tracie. I will definitely keep that in mind. With bone marrow transplants, at least in Morgan’s case, siblings are the ideal candidates. Mariah & Montana were both tested in 2010; however, neither of them were a match for Morgan. Although, they matched each other. With that said, she would have to get an outside donor, if it came to that.

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  1. Prayers for Morgan & your family…St Francis is my church & everyone speaks highly of you all so, I feel like I’ve known y’all forever!! God bless you all🙏🙏🙏
    YSIC,
    Paula Davis

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  2. Morgan, our prayers are continuing and we’re fighting with you all the way. The low platelet count is that Monster trying to scare you but God’s got your back. Never fear, sweet Morgan, you are going to win this battle! We love you! ❤️

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