Monday, March 4, 2013

Update on mom

My mom has been doing really well since the last update. Well....there was one minor setback...she did have an allergic reaction to her second round of chemo. She felt like she couldn't breathe, felt a sharp pain in her lower back, and was overall pretty scared.

Thankfully, they were able to give her lots of steroids and benadryl, and stop the reaction before it got worse. The result is a new chemo regime. She will still go for a larger/stronger chemo every three weeks. However, she also has to go for a smaller chemo every week.

She has gained some weight, and by some I mean a pound or two. But, my mom was always on the thinner side. She has not needed a transfusion or fluids since last time. And the best news...the tumor has shrunk and there is no cancer in her brain.

All in all, it has been a good journey so far.


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