Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Update on Mary: Week Two

Today Mom began her second week of her new treatment. She did not feel well last week, but she has been feeling so badly in the weeks leading up to this new treatment that it is hard to blame the chemo for her illness when the most likely culprit is the cancer.

Her latest blood work shows that her cancer count/CA-19 marker is up another hundred points, so it is a good thing that mom decided to switch to a new treatment this month. In positive news, the shots that she is taking to keep her white count up appear to be working well, which means she only needs to go in three days a week for shots. It is still a brutal schedule, but it could be worse. Also, mom has been able to eat a little more this past week than in the previous few weeks.

Please pray for:

Strength and stamina to endure the new chemo/shot schedule.

Good platelet levels, as the shots apparently can't help this.

No nausea, no vomiting, good sleep and lots of energy.

That Mom's insurance will cover her getting her shots preloaded so she can inject them at home.

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

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