I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dilemma of sorts

Kristen had another shoddy day.  She plain doesn't feel good. She spends most of the day moaning with discomfort.  I finally talked the doc into letting her have some tylenol.  It helped for a few hours. They do not want her to have tylenol because it could cover up a fever, but she can have oxycodone.  Oxy is too strong and knocks her out and makes her sick to her stomach.  Kris broke out in a rash today on her arms and legs, also more fevers.  Bring on the benedryl.  Here's the dilemma for the day...Kristen's body has seen so much chemo in the past years that is is somewhat difficult to find drugs that the docs believe will kill the leukemia and put her in remission.  Some of the drugs she can't have because they have a lifetime limit as they damage your heart, and you guessed it..she has reached her limit.  Other chemo drugs she is either allergic to or had a reaction to.  There is a drug call L-asparaginase that has been on her chart as an allergy since the mid 1990's. No one really remembers what kind of reaction she had so she is currently being pre-treated with hydrocortisone and benadryl as she is receiving a shot of L-asparaginase at 9 in the morning.  They are making sure the docs will be here "Just in case"   Not looking forward to tomorrow. 

Kim drove up from school for a weekend visit. Kristen was happy to see her!


Heather said...

Sorry that today has found your fighter having another not so good day.Which means,I know Polly,that your day wasn't much better.As a mother, it is absolutely heartbreaking to watch your child struggle.

Zoey had L-asparaginase shots in her last rounds.2 shots total.She handled them well and I am certain,as apprehensive as I am sure you are,that Kristen will do fine.At least you know that they will be watching her extra,extra close.

Prayers continue ..

Beth said...

Hoping she tolerates it well. She's an incredible fighter.

Nef Family said...

We understand that oxycodone/tylonol problem. It stinks. I hope they can make her as comfortable as possible. hang in there!