Friday, February 12, 2010

Day walk in the park.

I wish I could report lots of happy things about to day, but that is not to be. It was a really rough day. My mom used the words frustrating and discouraging as we talked about today. Mel continues to battle nausea and vomiting. She isn't able to keep food down and so she is still receiving the TPN. The doctors say that this is normal and part of the process. She should see her counts going up in about a week. Mel's blood is really low and she will most likely receive a transfusion tomorrow. Mel's throat and mouth are incredibly painful as she battles mucositis (isn't that a nasty word?) hurts just thinking about it. The doctors say that without the Kepivance, her mouth sores would be even worse, that is hard to imagine. Melanie is still receiving the medications that suppress her immune system and they make her feel yucky. Please continue to pray for Mel! She is experiencing so much right now. It seems that the treatment is making her sicker than the Leukemia ever did. We know that without this treatment Mel couldn't survive, but dang it, it's so hard to see her this sick.

My mom mentioned her opening her packages everyday form her ward R.S. These packages have given her something fun to look forward to each day. You guys are so thoughtful!

Hopefully there will be some good things to report on in the days ahead. :)

1 comment:

Jan said...

Hey Melania - I'm just learning how to use a blog. Somebody is doing a really nice job of keeping yours up to date. Kerren said she saw you this weekend. I just wanted to tell you that I've been thinking about you and praying for you. I'm glad to see you smiling in the pics. Get rest and get better. Love you - Jan