Monday, April 07, 2008

+21 days

On this 21st day from the stem cell transplant, Andrea is experiencing bone pain (maybe from stem cell grafting) that was bad enough for her doctor to prescribe 2 more medicines. On the last transplant, she was still in the hospital with a pain pump and nurses and doctors around the clock. This time, she is working it through with us and about 5-8 hours at the hospital each day getting fluids and platelets while a nurse monitors the blood draw numbers and calls the doctor when medicine needs to be prescribed. It has been a week since we saw a doctor and tomorrow we finally get to actually see him again. She is still in a lot of discomfort tonight. We pray for better days ahead!

10 comments:

carolyn frazier said...

Dear Andrea,

I so pray for "better days ahead". I'm just so sorry you are having to go through all of this. You are such an inspiration and a hero to me. I don't know if I could have perservered like you have. You are a trooper!

Love,

Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Sending you prayers, love, courage and blessings from North Texas! I'm amazed by your strength!

Anonymous said...

Remembering you in prayer Andrea...praying the pain be lifted from you.
Love, mByr

Anonymous said...

Andrea
Please know we are praying for you continuously. We will pray specifically today for pain relief. Although you are at the hosital daily for hours, I am sure you are glad to be at home. We Love You...
Shelia

Chris Kasischke said...

Dear Andrea,
Chuck and I have you in our hearts and prayers. You are amazing!
Love to you, J., Mom & Dad
Chris Kasischke

Anonymous said...

I hope the meds. have relieved your pain. We think about you daily and pray for better days ahead. Love ya lots, Peggy and Dan

S. Farris said...

Hang in there, Andrea! You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Sara

Erin Hall said...

Keep hanging in there dre. I love you and am constantly praying for you as is the rest of the Preschool here. Love you.
Erin

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I am trusting the Lord to relieve your pain.

Your Brother in Christ!

Lara said...

Andrea, you are such a beautiful human being inside and out. Its been awhile since we've talked, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Let me know if there is anything I can do...morale or otherwise :). Hang in there lovely.

Lara Hendrickson