Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chemo # 7- Merry Christmas!

Emily completed chemo #7 today, and is feeling well. Blake, her boyfriend, went and sat through chemo with her. All her blood counts were good. She will get a shot to boost her white blood count tomorrow morning. My sister and her family are visiting from Houston, and we are enjoying spending time with them! I just have to brag a little, Emily received her grades and completed 12 hours and made a 3.75 (all A's and one B)! We are SO proud of her!
Our family is really loving Christmas break, we are enjoying the busy times as well as the quiet moments spent with family and friends. We thank all of you who continue to pray for her healing. As we celebrate our Saviour's Birth, we wish you a wonderful, peaceful, and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Half way through!

Emily completed chemo #6 last Wed. Her plan is for 12 treatments, so she is half way through! For the first time, it made her sick. Not nauseous, but just really crummy. She had a head cold when she took chemo, so they gave her a pretty strong antibiotic to make sure it didn't turn into a sinus infection. I don't know if it was because she was feeling bad to begin with or a combo of things, but she really felt bad. She had planned to go back to school after chemo on Wed., but decided to stay the night and went home on Thurs. at noon. She took 2 finals on Friday, and came home Friday afternoon. I felt bad for her having to take finals and not feeling great, but we are SO proud of her! She is done with her semester, and is waiting to see all her grades, but she knows she made all A's and B's. When she was diagnosed in Sept., we had no idea if she would be able to stay in school. For her to have done so well after missing over 3 weeks of school when in ICU, is a testament to God's unfailing grace and Emily's strong will and determination. The professors at OSU have been great, and we also thank them. We thank each and every person who has prayed for her. I truly believe those prayers have made a huge difference! Her next chemo is Dec. 23rd. Our family is looking forward to a blessed Christmas this year, and we pray you and your family are filled with Christ's love and Joy!