We are home from Houston, Texas and boy was it HOT. I mean, it is hot in Missouri. We have high temperatures . . . over 100 degrees . . . and we have high humidity . . . . but Houston is just a sauna. Always happy to see it in my rear view mirror!
Mom's appointments at MD Anderson went well. The scan shows NO NEW TUMORS!!! HOORAY!!!!! But, the one remaining tumor has started to grow again. Which, while not surprising, is a reminder of the long road we are on. So, the plan is for mom to take another 3 or 4 chemotherapy treatments beginning in a couple of weeks so she can continue to get stronger (she is better every day!!!!!), and then after those treatments we will go back to Houston (maybe it will be cooler by then) for new scans, and then they will use radiation to kill that tumor. They had originally planned to do an ablation, but the risk of infection is relatively high and they aren't willing to take the risk, so radiation it is. We aren't sure if they will give her 5 fairly high doses of radiation, or 25 small doses of radiation given over 5 weeks, which would mean 5 weeks in Houston, Texas.
Mom did have some fluid around her right lung, and they drained that fluid off Thursday morning. The doctor did not seem overly concerned, but the fluid is being tested right now to see if there are any cancer cells in the fluid. I ASK THAT YOU AGREE WITH US IN PRAYER FOR NO CANCER CELLS IN THAT FLUID!!! We should get a call tomorrow with the results and we are expecting a good report.
My cousin Cammi had her surgery (bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction) a week ago today and everything went GREAT. Thank you all so very much for praying for her. We continue to pray for her complete healing in Jesus name!!! Have I mentioned lately how much I hate cancer??
Thank you all so much for all the prayers. I know they reach our Lord. And while I don't understand why any of this is happening, I trust Him. Please pray for my mom, Donna, anytime the Lord brings her to your mind. As I've said before, this is a long road, and we are weary travelers.
Blessings to you all!! He is Lord, Lord of all.