Sunday, June 18, 2006

Encouraging week (June 18)

We're all happy that Andrea gained 5 pounds since leaving the hospital. She's at a whopping 110 pounds now. She continues to go in every day, including weekends, to MDA for blood levels to be taken and receive fluids. A couple of times she wore a fanny pack full of fluid to run all night to get her creatine level down to an acceptable level. (This has to do with the kidney.) She started to complain that the fanny pack was in the way, then the next day she had to wear a backpack full of fluids to run all night. She made us laugh because she said she wouldn't complain about the fanny pack anymore because next time it may be a suitcase! She's a trooper and is trying to keep a sense of humor. She still has itching from the graft versus host disease, but it has calmed down some so she can at least sleep at night now.
The retina specialist said that he wanted to do at least 2 surgeries on each eye as soon as Andrea can get stablized, which will probably be as soon as summer is over. He confirmed the cataracts have gotten worse, which Andrea could already tell.
Thank you, thank you for your continued prayers. Kathy


Anonymous said...

Andrea, glad you are making progress. Still in my prayers.

Your brother in Christ!

Kevin and Mary Frances said...

We haven't been around much this summer but you are all always in our thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear you are doing well and we still hope to visit sometime.
We love you Andrea.

Sara Farris said...

I'm so glad I got to see y'all on Saturday at the hospital. Andrea, you really are an inspiration. I don't think you give yourself enough credit for maintaining a good attitude through all of this. I'm so grateful to have met you. Hang in there, and I'll keep praying! Hope to see you again soon.


Marsha Molden said...

I am so glad I found this site. Andrea, I am a friend of your mother's. You are in my prayers daily. God makes no mistakes, and He is in control. Love to you nd your family - Marsha Molden