Tuesday, February 3, 2009

As we speak...

the final drops of chemotherapy are going through my sister's tube. She is sooo relieved about that! Today and yesterday, they made the drip much slower which really seemed to help lessen the side effects. She was not nearly as wrestless, hot, or nauseous during the treatments today or yesterday, so we are very happy about that.

Her white blood cell count is less than .2 today, which begins the "bottoming out" phase. I knew her immunity would bottom out and that would be expected. It's actually more than expected though...it's part of the plan of completely wiping those cells out. Then hopefully the good stem cells they put back in her during her transplant on Thursday will take over her system.

So tomorrow (Wed.) is a day of rest for her, then the bone marrow (stem cell) transplant is Thursday.

And actually now, at this moment, the chemo is completely done!! Whoo-hoo! Way to go, Sis!!!

Thanks for your prayers for her!!

9 comments:

Amy said...

Yay! What a big hurdle to get over in this process. Lots of prayers for you, Missy! I hope that you are able to rest tomorrow and that everything goes well with the transplant on Thursday. (((HUGS)))
Love,
Amy

Harpels said...

Why to go Missi!!!! Congrats on getting thru this stage of this huge process. We love you! Praying daily for you. We know God is there with you and helping every step of the way!

greg mcdonald said...

What a great day!!! So glad for you that the treatments are over. Rest well tomorrow. Praying that God will fully control the transplant and it will be a total success! You are my hero! Love you so much!

Charlene

Joni Loyd said...

Melissa,
Praise God this part of the journey is over. I have been in constant prayer for you and your family. May God be ever present with you in that hospital room. I am praying for and believing in complete healing for you. God is going to redeem this situation as you share in the coming years of your journey and faith story thruogh all of this.

Blessings,
Joni Hains Loyd

Carrie said...

YEAH!!! I am so PROUD of you Freakchild:) You are so amazing! I pray that you are able to rest comfortably tonight and tomorrow and that the transplant goes smoothly. Love you Bunches!!!

We're ALL adopted, Linda from Paulding said...

Melissa:
I must tell you ALL how much you inspire me to keep on keeping on. I listen to the music on your blog spot ALL the time. You are always on my mind and in my prayers. Think about this, When you tie a knot in your rope, cosider it a GRACE rope. With every knot you tie in the end of your GRACE rope, it gets easier to hang on and the rope is getting shorter which means you are closer to our heavenly father, THE ONE AND ONLY.

Linda Ross

Jeri Lynn said...

PLEASE know that we are thinking of you and your beautiful family. You are an example to others, you absolutely GLOW your trust in God, complete, in all things.

Much love from Nebraska,
JeriLynn

3 Twisted Sisters said...

Tomorrow is a big day! Hope you were able to rest today and that the transplant goes well!!!! So glad your sister is with you too! Jen

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