"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Chemo Starts

On Wednesday Mom began her chemo treatment. She was in the clinic for about 7 hours getting the desensitization protocol. This means that her body was previously rejecting one of the chemo drugs so they infuse it through her port very slow over a long period of time to trick the body. We were very worried about this working but the oncologists had success with other patients and seemed to suggest that it was a common occurrence. Thank goodness it worked but it was a very long day! She was sent home with a 48 hour pump for the final chemo drug called 5-FU. I don't mind calling that drug by its abbreviated name. ((This process will repeat every-other Wednesday)).

Yesterday she was out of bed and finishing a quilting project for a client; but today is pretty rough and nausea has set in. She's at the clinic now getting the pump removed. We're anxiously holding our breath over these next few days as the post-chemo symptoms begin to show. It's nothing she hasn't been through before but you're never ready for it.

She's so brave and the strongest little fighter! This doesn't mean it's easy but sometimes she has a way of making it look easy! The family also needs your support, encouragement and love. As life must go on we all have to help each other through these difficult days. Please continue to keep us in your heart, thoughts and prayers. We appreciate you all so much. Just knowing you are here and care helps more than you can imagine! Love and Sunshine to you all today, Thank you for following our journey!


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