Each day is proving to be harder than the one before. I had a flare up and/or another reaction today except this one was quite terrible. Mainly I think because I also got the flu or a cold today also, yippee. The doctor said that it is possible that I'm having a flare up so soon because my previous diet gave me a good immune system that is responding well to the treatment.
I have to say I actually started looking forward to my coffee breaks today. With all the toxins leaving my body the coffee breaks actually expel the toxins and help with the reaction. For example I had a horrible head ache this morning after my reaction and once I took my coffee break it was gone. The coffee breaks have gotten more tolerable and not as painful. Praise Jesus!
We were up at 6am again today and my injection and IV meds started at 7am. If the injection yesterday was a 1 then the one this morning was a .5! Thank you Lord! They changed the IV med that gave me a reaction yesterday so I was nervous when they gave me that today but it was fine. Then they started the second round of IV meds right before breakfast at 8:30am and at 8:55am I was being helped back up to my room with violent shakes. My temperature jumped up to 103 degrees plus. It was very painful, the shakes lasted for about 30 minutes and then I was sore the rest of the morning from the shakes.
The staff here is really great and they stayed with me and watched Danica while I was having my reaction. Even though they are great and even hold her while I eat, I was still having a hard time once they left. Josh flew in this evening to help me through the weekend until Becky, my sis-in-law, comes on Sunday.
Danica is sick. I think this would be a hard treatment plan normally, then add in a baby, then add in you have a cold and on top of that add a sick baby. ugh.
I'm so thankful that Josh is here now. I am thankful that we have the option to get this treatment. I'm thankful that I can still breast feed Danica. I'm thankful for my boys who are well and happy. Thankful for an amazing family that is helping with me and the boys back home. Thankful for all of you and your prayers.
Specific Prayer requests:
DANICA TO GET WELL!
My cold/flu to go away
healing of the cancer
no more reactions to meds