Tuesday, April 28, 2009

one behind us...

Last night about 9:50 they began Karly's 1st round of chemo. Actually, the chemo does not start first.(I am getting a lesson in medicine) Two anti-nausea drugs were given first, then a drug which will help protect her heart from the chemotherapy, then 3 chemo drugs were given one at a time. The chemo was finished about 2:45am. She was then given a drug that protects and flushes her kidneys and was given that again at 11am. By the end she had 10-12 bags hanging on her IV pole.

She did very well, she is so strong. She had a little bit of nausea but nothing bad. We received all her medicine and instructions. Thanks to Dana we were already prepared for all they would send home with us. I also learned to give shots today, if you know me very well you know that is a BIG deal. :)

We do now have an address: 8181 Fannin, Apt. #513 Houston, Tx 77054
I am sure there is a way to put this on the front page of caringbridge, but I will leave that up to Tisha.

As Karly was being discharged today her nurse talked to her about faith and knowing that God is the Great Healer. She said, "God knows exactly where in your body the bad cells are, we are only going by the evidence we have, but God's eyes see. We(medical staff) are and use God's tools to remove the bad cells from you. Read God's word." "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 She told us that the entire staff can see the difference in the healing of "those who walk in faith."

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