Sunday, June 27, 2010

Update on Mom

It has been a while since I updated on Mom. These past few months have been difficult.

Her CA125 count is supposed to be under 35 which is considered normal. While she was on maintenance her count was rising, but still within normal range. Her doctor ordered a PET scan and it revealed that there was a small sac of fluid on her liver. Ordinarily this would not be a concern, but since her count was rising her doctor felt this was where the cancer cells were located. He decided to take her off of maintenance and back on chemo treatments. She is on two different drugs as part of the cocktail. It is a four week cycle: 1st week is both drugs, 2nd week is just one, 3rd week is both, and the 4th week is blood work.

These past few weeks have been hard for her. She has been very nauseated and tired. She has some good days, but the bad tend to be more frequent. She is taking a lot of medicine and her blood pressure has been pretty high due to the chemo. She is a trooper though. Her attitude is amazing. We know that God is in control.

On her last appointment they did another CA125 test and her count is up to 51 - not in the normal range. She will have a CT scan on Tuesday to see if there is more spreading. We are nervous and apprehensive, but once again God is in control. God is in control. God is in control. It is almost a mantra now...

Please pray for my mother! This has been hard for her and she is tired. I don't want to sound doom and gloom. We are still in a good position. Her doctors are wonderful and have led us in the best direction this entire time so we know we are in good hands. Just please pray! I will update after we have some answers. Thanks!!

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