Friday, September 12, 2008

Camp Chemo

Well, it looks like chemo for Eva. The tumor has grown and there is another one coming on as well on the other side.

Good news is that her cathecholimines (urine levels) were still normal which means that the tumor is calcifiying (turning into non-malignant tumors).

But, with the new growth, the doctor just felt that it was time to start attacking things. I'm ok with that!

Here's the info: We'll be admitted to Medical City on the 21st (sunday). Eva will have a port put in on the 22nd in the AM. We will stay at Medical City for four days while she gets chemo. There are four rounds of chemo, each 21 days apart. The doctor is hopeful that once this is all done, it is all done. No more cancer. Here's to hoping!

Anyway, that's the quick update. More to come.

I'm fine and thankful that my friend Whitney was at the appointment with me. Now, to turn the focus to Ike for a bit. Not that Dallas is going to get too much of it but you never know about the power.

Time to get those prayers started again!

12 comments:

Kristin said...

Geez - I'm so sorry about the chemo, but I'm glad that there is a lot of hope for a great outcome after this is through. Please please call if there are times that you need someone to watch Jack in a pinch - seriously we are here all the time.

vnlopez said...

Nathaniel and I send our love to you guys especially to little Eva, we miss you guys so much, I just want Eva and Jack to know that their Uncle Nippy and their New Aunt Nessa are here for them. I know Eva is strong and she will do just great and I know that Jack will be by her side cheering her on as she gets through this (I've heard and read the stories he's seems like a great big brother) We will be praying for you guys everyday. Keep us inform with anything else. WE LOVE YOU GUYS ^_^

Carolyn Wing said...

I am sorry the chemo has to start but happy the plan is in place. Praying GOD will hold you close during this time. Hugs and prayers. Carolyn Wing grandma to Laura Stage IV neuroblastoma carepages.com page name LauraVDB
http://justthegrandma.blogspot.com/

polkadotwitch said...

strength, dancing and wine be with you.

i have been so moved by your spirit and the spirit you infuse into your household since i found your blog. that's what's coming to mind right now.



[hugs, too]

Amy Jo said...

Now you have a plan! That's a good place to start. I know that Eva is strong (like her mom) and she will do just fine. We will continue praying for all of you. Much love to you all!

Vickie said...

Always better to have a plan, and four rounds is definitely doable. Keep the dance going!

VB

Laura said...

I left you a little something...
AND prayers are still in full force for Eva.

Nellhere said...

Hi there. This is Janell. Just wanted you to know that I have been praying for all of you. I especially pray for your strength and peace. Being a peaceful Mom in a chaotic situation .... yikes. Love you lots.

Kimberly said...

Kristi, I am so sorry about Eva needing chemo. I will definitely say prayers that all goes well.

Anonymous said...

Eva and your family are in my prayers, Kristi. They are so nice at Med City with children.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!
Marci Chrismon

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Lori said...

I hadn't visited your blog since your first day of school photo so I was shocked to read your news. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless you mama.