I’m coming once again humbly to all of you asking for your prayers. Last night after a few days of running a very high fever (and having almost no white blood cells-the kind that fight off infection, and almost no red blood cells-the kind that carry oxygen through our body) I was admitted to the hospital. So far they’ve give me fluids and a blood transfusion, and I’m starting to feel a little bit better. Unfortunetly, they also removed my PICC line (the permanent IV line that is supposed to stay in my right arm as an access for blood and chemo throughout my treatment). They removed it because when a cancer patient is running a high fever and having some other pretty awful side effects as I was, there is a chance that the PICC line has become infected. (It is a foreign substance in your body, after all).
While the removal of the PICC line wasn’t so bad, getting my first PICC line in on March 1st before I started chemo was traumatic. I don’t think I can say it’s the most painful procedure that I’ve had done, but it’s painful and mentally dificult, as you must stay perfectly still for quite some time as you feel the line being thread up your arm. Eeck! Just writing that out makes me shiver! I wish I were braver, but I’m really, really scared to have this procedure done again today. If you would pray for me to be strong, and for the doctor’s hands to be swift and steady I would be so grateful. Please also pray that my fever runs down and I’m able to come home soon!! I miss my baby boy so much.
On another note, I finally had time to responsd to all of the wonderful comments left on this blog. Thank you so much to those of you who took the time to comment! I’m sorry it took me so long to respond. The length of time I took to respond does not accurately represent how much your comments mean to me. This cancer journey is mentally and physically exhausting, and at times lonely, and your encouragement means more than I can ever say. And to those of you who have written me on facebook or by email, I’m slowly getting to responding to all of your wonderful messages, too. Thank you for being patient with me, and again thank you for taking the time to write. It brightens my day so much to hear from you!
Love you all,