Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My newest family member needs your prayers

I haven't done a good job updating my blog lately...most likely because I spent almost all of December medical appointment free, and was living it up! My wonderful mother and father in law came to visit from Maryland for the first week of January, so Brian and I showed them the beautiful (albeit sometimes very rainy!) Pacific Northwest. We had a great time with them, and even after spending my first 18 years here, I saw some things for the first time (like the Seattle Underground tour and the Museum of Flight.)

I now have two rounds of Taxol under my belt, which means only 10 more to go! I'm tolerating it much better than the AC...just pretty tired for a couple of days following the treatment. While the AC knocked out the breast tumor, the Taxol targets any cancer cells in my lymph nodes, which tend to be more stubborn. Here's hoping that the Taxol is just as affective as the AC was.

And as if my family needs any more challenges, my cousin gave birth on Monday at 35 weeks to a beautiful baby boy, Jake. He suffered from several bouts of apnea, and was taken to Children's Hospital in Seattle for some tests. Last night, an MRI revealed that he has an inoperable brain tumor and will not survive off of life support. Our entire family is devastated...please keep Jenny, James and Jake in your prayers.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear this, the family will be in my prayers.