Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yemma: update

My mom's surgery was last Wednesday. The doctor, as planned, did a complete hysterectomy and removed a lot of her omentum. Unfortunately, the cancer has started to coat some of her organs and that part couldn't be removed. The doctor seems fairly optimistic, but I am trying hard to cling to God's promises and not statistics or predictions.

The night after the operation, my mom didn't do so well. Her blood count was so low that it was thought that she was bleeding internally. She was rushed to CT at 2:00 in the morning and, praise God, did NOT have an internal bleed. She had to have four units of blood, but she's doing great in that respect now. She got to go home on Sunday and has been resting with her kitty cats since then. I hate not being up there, but am so comforted again by the huge support system she has. Nearly every time I've called to check on her, someone has been there visiting.

During the surgery, the doctor also inserted a port-a-cath, which will be accessed for chemo to be administered. It will start in about three weeks. My mom sounds great now and is in wonderful spirits, at least while on the phone with me...but I am afraid that the chemo will really wreak havoc on her system and make her feel awful. I know that I shouldn't worry, but I have a nasty habit of trying to imagine the worst thing possible so that whatever actually happens doesn't seem so bad.

Please pray for Yemma to respond well to the chemo - for the cancer to get outta town and for the side effects to be minimal. Please pray for peace for all of us and, especially, for our loved ones who don't know God to really see what He can do and to desire that in their own lives.

Thanks so much.

1 comment:

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I am praying for your sweet momma. I hate that she has to go through this, but I know you will both come out refined as silver...sparkly and beautiful!