Looking back, I can't believe it's been over a year since we have updated Melissa's blog. I could not possibly just skip right over this past year without saying how a dream came true for my sister....During this past year, she was able to announce AMAZING news from her PET scans....again, and again, and again. Her stem cell transplanst using a cord blood donor has been successful at fighting the lymphoma.... and we have all jumped for joy, sang and shouted our thanks to God for doing this miracle in her life!
Since then, at the end of July another PET scan detected a suspicious area within her chest cavity. A biopsy confirmed that it was a fungal infection and not cancer. While we are THRILLED it is not recurrent cancer, we know that these infections in post-transplant patients who have incredibly low immunities can be just as serious. She has been in the hospital ever since and has been given antibiotics, etc...
Now HERE'S where I need you to pray--
Recently, the medical staff has been thinking that the fungal infection has spread to an area on her other lung as well as possibly her brain. She is displaying a lot of confusion. They are running some tests that will give answers to this.
PLEASE, please pray that:
1) this is not the case
2) the antibiotics and antifungal medications will be effective in kicking the infections that are there.
3)Please also pray for strength and peace for Doug and all of us while we wait this out.
Please help me rally around my sister in prayer right now about this. We have been so grateful for your support for our family in the past years, and I thank you again for all your support and prayers now.
Love to each of you...