Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Update on Mary: Thankful for a Great Week!

Mom's last round of chemo went really well. She had very few side effects, and has been feeling better than she has in months. Obviously she isn't in top form...but this week has been so much better than the last few weeks. It has been such a blessing for us to have this time. We've even gotten to do some fun things - like have a birthday party for Tommy, relax on the beach, go out for ice cream, go on a tour of the maternity ward at Little Company, sign me up at the hospital, register for my baby shower, do some shopping, and meet my Dad at work for a special lunch out. As you can see, we've been busy! It's been great for all of us.

Tomorrow mom has a blood draw. Please pray for hydration and an easy draw. Pray that the results show good enough white counts for her to continue with chemo.

Friday she has her "long" chemo. We are anticipating that with the extra bag of chemicals that next week will be another hard week and that she will have side effects again. Please pray that she would be well-hydrated and her veins would be easy to find. Pray that her side effects won't be too bad and that she will not have excessive nausea. She still needs to gain weight (or at least stop losing so much).

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. Your love and care have made this rough time much more bearable. We can't say often enough how much we appreciate it.

Some photos from the beach (mom controlled the camera most of the time):

1 comment:

Edna and Don said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I'm glad you you were able to enjoy the beach with Tommy and NicoIas. I continue to pray for you all.