Friday, 31 August 2012

Update on Mary: Focusing on Small Victories

Mom had chemo this morning, the start of another round. Because this is the new round she also had a meeting with her oncologist and blood work. She got a little bit of good news - her CA-19 count was down again to 192 (from 244 last round), which means her chemo is continuing to work. Since the chemo that she is taking right now has comparatively mild side effects we are praying that it will work for as long as possible. The estimate is that it should work through the end of the year, give or take, and then she will move on to something else. For now she can continue the routine she is in, which is a huge blessing because she feels good enough to enjoy herself on most days.

Please pray that:

Mom's cancer would go away.

Mom would seize little victories and be able to find joy in the small things.

Pray that Mom and Dad would have strength as Mom fights for more time, wisdom to make good decisions regarding her medical care and their use of time, and that Mom would have more days than the doctors estimate.

Thank you for joining us on this journey and for your prayers.

The blog has been very quiet lately because Tommy has been recovering from getting his tonsils and adenoids removed. I've written probably 20 posts in my head but not had time to sit down and actually write them. I'll be back to regular form in the next week or so (hopefully).

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