Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 76

Joanna made it home safely. Kelly made it here safely. Kelly had a quick course in what to do and was left with Kels overnight. It wasn't a bad night, however, she did need oxygen which Kelly caught easily. Yesterday and today she has done pretty well. The diarrhea and vomit are gone. The fever hits every day but doesn't remain all day long. She didn't even need Tylenol for it. She started eating yesterday, although it wasn't much. She has eaten today also. She took a walk outside her room, the second this week, which she gets big praises for. Tomorrow, she will go to ultrasound to figure out the status of her clots in both arms and locate a good place for her new triple lumen tunneled line. After that she will go to the operating room for her endoscopy and bronchoscopy. She won't be able to eat for the first half of the day, so there goes her calorie count again. Her gall bladder is touchy when pushed on. She will get a special scan for this on Friday, and the new line will be placed. Again, no eating for half the day. Once the new line is placed, one lumen will be dedicated to iv food(tpn), the others will be used for existing drugs and chemotherapy. At this time, nothing is in stone, and everything could change, however the plan is that she start chemo around Jan.30 with cell day being Feb. 4. She has been tolerating everything they give her and takes things in stride. She is a fighter and gets feisty at times. Her temp changes continue to be a huge issue and quite limiting in daily activities. I took a break from writing and now as I return she threw up with blood in it and she is coughing up blood. We are waiting for the doctor to come in and praying for strength to keep this fight up, to stay strong while waiting on God's timing, and just not worry about tomorrow. They will most likely be giving more platelets tonight since she is bleeding and more prior to her procedures. Hoping for more answers after the procedures. Pray for Kelly tonight. This could prove to be a restless night. I grabbed one of my devotionals and read about peace. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7. Then, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

1 comment:

  1. I have been prayerfully awaiting your next post. My daughter and I will continue to lift you all up to the Father but especially Kelsey.

    With love in Christ,

    Denise R. from Texas

    "Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD." Isaiah 2:5