Monday, 18 February 2013

Update on Mary

Mom's latest blood counts were not what we wanted to see. Her white count was very low, even though she had just finished her break week. She was still allowed to get her chemotherapy, but only just. Please pray that her white counts will rise so that her chemo dose does not have to be reduced again.

Also, her cancer count was up. It wasn't a dramatic rise, but it has been steadily going up the last few months, and it may be a sign that the chemotherapy she is currently on (Gemzar) is not working as well as it was. She has other options, but they will be harder on her body and they will restrict her activity and reduce her quality of life. She would like to be able to continue on this easier type of chemotherapy for as long as possible.

Her doctor recently referred her to talk to a radiologist again to evaluate whether the tumor has shrunk enough to make radiation possible. We don't have high hopes, but we would love to be wrong!

And, some very happy news- Emily is engaged! She will get married in August. We need all of your prayers that Mom will not only be able to attend Emily's wedding, but that she will be able to feel great and fully enjoy herself. We want to see her dancing until Midnight!

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