Saturday, August 9, 2008

Update for Sat from St Jude's...

Well, last nite was much better for both of us and we actually got some sleep! They have been able to control her vomiting with meds so that is good. She isen't really eating or drinking very well... I spoke with the Dr last nite and basically he told me that she will have a 80-85% cure rate if we do the radiation also. If we didn't do radiation therapy it would only be a 60% cure rate. He also did say that these are just estimates because of how agressive her cancer is , they have not had a child that has presented like her... I hope to be coming home a week from Monday but I am going to try to figure out a way for Mike to bring some of the kids . This is hard to be away from the other children especially the babies....I am sure that we will get everything figured out before the next round of chemo. Tessa has been a trouper and has a tenacious personality, which will help her get through all of this.It will be tough next week as I have to give her daily shots!! YIKES
Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers
Dana

4 comments:

Dia said...

You can keep our house as a 'hotel' option! Maybe Mike could stay at the hospital while you visit w/ the kids here??? Then you'd only be 45 min from the hospital?? Just a thought,
Dia

Melody said...

Hello, I found your site. Yea!Please give Miss Tessa a huge hug from me. Just let me know if I can be of any help. I'm on my knees and in your corner. God bless, Melody

sharon said...
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sharon said...

Dana, I just got your e-mail. I have been working alot. You have no idea how much I wish I could be there for you; God knows you have been there for me in my time of need. I will never forget it either. I miss you so much, now I know how you felt when you moved to Ark. I know you have your hands full, but I want you to know how much I admire your drive and how you take care of all you kids. I still say your wonder woman. Tessa is a brave little girl. Please know I am praying for Tessa and you and Mike and all the family. Tell Maddy and Katie I am thinking of them too, if they still remember me.
I love you and miss you