Friday, 11 May 2012

Update on Mary: Chemo, Round 2!

Great news: Mom's white counts are up and she was able to start her second round of chemo today. She also had the opportunity to meet with her doctor, and he was very encouraged by her improvement. He also explained (to our relief) that missing a week of chemo here or there due to low white counts is not uncommon and it really doesn't make a difference in the long run. If white counts continue to be a problem for mom, she has the option of reducing the potency of her chemotherapy drugs, which would allow her to continue her treatment. She is currently schedule for a CT scan the first week of June, which will provide insight into how the tumor is reacting to chemo. Of course, she only gets the scan if she can complete chemo next week and the week please continue to pray for those white counts! Thank you for all your prayers over the last week- they worked! Mom in her "fighting" stance, wearing her new mighty mouse shirt (special chemo-wear courtesy of Emily):


AHH said...

That house is MUCH TOO CLEAN for a house with so much going on. Do you have a robot?

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Robin said...

Tell your mom she's the bomb! Yes, I know, this is old lingo but still fun to say and it fits Mary's fighting spirit. Happy mother's day to all those mothers in Redondo, Torrance and beyond! Love, David and Robin