Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hike for a Cure, Pray for a Cure

Thank you all so much for your response to Hike for a Cure. Brooke has a great network and we appreciate her so very much. Please continue to pray for her good works. So much good will be done from the money she has raised and will raise for the cause. In Andrea's fight for her life, we sense everyone's need at M.D. Anderson for a cure every day that we are there. We have met so many amazing doctors, nurses and other patients.
We still go to MDA half of the week for Andrea to have blood drawn and receive meds and fluids. I am able to give her fluids at home with a battery pump the other half. Hopefully after the "100 days" from her transplant in mid-August we will only have to go once a week. We are always looking for the next positive step to take.
We still appreciate your never-ending prayers so much. They keep us going, literally. Andrea is very positive and anxious to feel better again. There are still so many after effects from the chemo and the drugs she takes now to keep her system at a level that will not reject Kristin's bone marrow. We thank God each day that Kristin matched Andrea's bone marrow. Andrea's hair is starting to grow just a little bit again and that is so good.
We have had some inquires about Zeus, and he is just fine. I fuss at him when he gets too "close" to Andrea and he acts so funny and "what did I do?" that keeps me from being too protective. Betty and John did such a good job of taking care of him during Andrea's hosptial stay that I need to watch how Zeus wants to take care of Andrea. All of you who have beloved pets know what I mean. Pet therapy is great. And by the way, on Wednesday and Fridays, Andrea's physical therapy is going pretty good, too.
Please continue your faithful prayers.
Love to all, Kathy

9 comments:

SHELIA CALVARY said...

Kathy,
Please know we continue praying!

Betty's Sister,
Shelia

SHELIA CALVARY said...

Kathy,
Please know we continue praying!

Betty's Sister,
Shelia

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea and J, Amanda and I continue think of you all every single day and we are continuing to pray for Andrea's recovery. She is such an inspiration to everyone who knows her and all of the amazing love and support she has from friends and family is such a great blessing. Please know that Andrea is in our hearts now and we will keep on praying for her and sending all of our hope and support to her. I read this passage the other day and thought of Andrea: "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint." Stay strong!

Sandra

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that everything is still going good. Andrea, I still think about you each and every day. I am so happy you are doing well.
Much Love,
Paige

Pfeiffer Pfamily said...

Andrea, Ellen & Maggie offer a prayer for you daily when we sit down for dinner. Though they do not know you, they have taken heart your concerns and needs. It is uplifting to watch our youth ask the Lord to lift others up for such a long time. And we will continue to daily pray for you and your family.. Chris Pfeiffer

Carolyn Frazier said...

Dear Andrea and family,
I'm always so glad to get an update. Mid-August is just around the corner. I will be so glad when you only have to go once a week.

My thoughts and prayers for you continue daily.

Love, Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Andrea,
We continue to pray for your strenght and your family. We can't even imagine how hard this has been. We see andy's uncle going through some of your same struggles and know that from the other side things will look up for you! We see it in him everyday. You are such an amazing person. I hope I am able to see you soon again! God Bless and please if We can do anything..we are an email or phone call away...
Celia Lewis (Morales)& Family

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea,
I just wanted you to know that I still think about you and pray for your recovery. You are so strong and are so blessed to accomplsh the things that you have. Please continue fighting... you are doing a fine job.

Much love,
Andrea (Britton) Reynolds

Anonymous said...

Your Brother in Christ is still praying for a full recovery!