Monday, 4 June 2012

Update on Mary: Happy Tears

A few hours ago the nurse called with some great news: Mom's tumor has gotten slightly smaller. Praise God!!!

We are crying happy tears and rejoicing.

The numbers are daunting- the tumor has only shrunk 2mm on one side and 6mm on the other side (her tumor is roughly 7cm by 4cm), BUT as the nurse reminded us, it would be great news if the tumor had only stayed the same size- her type of pancreatic cancer is fairly aggressive and chemo treatments typically only halt progress, so any shrinkage is fantastic. It will need to shrink more before the tumor is operable.

Since the treatment is clearly effective Mom will continue in the UCLA clinical trial. She will begin her next three week cycle this week, as long as her white counts are high enough.

In other happy news, Mom has gained a few pounds and can eat a wide variety of foods again.

To all of you who continue to lift Mom up in prayer, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This is going to be a long battle, and we are so grateful to have you alongside us.

Please join us in praising the Lord for His healing touch on my mom. We are thanking Him for the excellent medical care He has provided her, and for all the doctors and nurses who are working on her behalf.

Also, please pray that the tumor continues to shrink, that her white count will be high enough to receive chemo, and that she can tolerate this week's chemo well.

3 comments:

Laura Gifford said...

Hooray!!!

Mrs.Stlouis1983 said...

Wonderful news!!! Sending love and many many prayers!!

Vickie said...

Thanks Amy for posting this great news! I am so thankful for what God is doing in your lives. It was so good to see you and Mary. I was blessed by your faith in our Lord and Savior.