Monday, 30 December 2013

Update on Mary: Change Time

We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas! We really enjoyed our time together celebrating the birth of our savior and, of course, eatings tons of food and opening a huge pile of presents. Mom was blessed to have her break over Christmas, and that was great. She has been feeling worse lately, both having more pain and dealing with bouts of nausea, so she has decided that it's time to begin the next step of her treatment.

Tomorrow Mom will begin a new chemotherapy drug, which will be added to the drug she is currently taking. Since she has been struggling with her white counts, she will have to go in for shots for three days following the chemo, and she is not looking forward to that. Please pray that she will have minimal side effects (this drug is typically very well tolerated, but you never know), and that this new treatment will be effective in holding back the cancer's progress.

Also, while you are praying, would you mind including Nicolas? His bone marrow is probably generating new red blood cells by now, but there is a chance that it might not be yet. Please pray that it is and that his iron levels remain high enough to avoid another trip to the ER and another transfusion.

Thank you all so much for your prayers! We really appreciate them.

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