So last night I got called back to the hospital in the middle of the night in the driving snow storm because H’s blood pressure dropped and she had a slight fever and they were concerned about infection and they were moving her to another floor (huge shout out to Dr Agamah for answering a call in the middle of the night when I had questions). In essence, the treatment for AML is to totally destroy the immune system. Not fun at all, the risk of infection is high. Here is my very scientific explanation: Chemo is like Pacman but a Pacman who doesn’t know the difference between the pellets (good stuff) and ghosts (leukemia). Chemo Pacman just eats everything. Sooooooo, it was a long night for all involved. Thankfully she is stabilized today and was able to rest. They have her on 5 or 6 different antibiotics as well as a plethora of other meds. I cannot tell you how much the prayers, txts, and FB messages mean to her/us. Thank you all.
On a side note, due to the chemo H has lost weight and looks like a prettier version of Kate Moss, whereas, we have tons of people bringing us yummy food at home – COMFORT FOOD – so I now, look like an uglier version of Burl Ives. It’s not pretty. I can’t see my toes. Additionally, I have found that there is one thing on this earth that can touch the deepest darkest recesses of a burdened soul: Cereal. Just mounds and mounds of sugary cereal. Life, Count Chocula, FrankenBerry, Reeces PeanutButter, and the list goes on. Again, Burl Ives.
Anyway, we are so grateful for the support of friends and family and for prayer ranging from NYC to LA and everything between As far a field as Moscow, there are people praying for us. The power of the Fellowship is awesome to behold. God is good. His grace is amazing. His Love overwhelming. Good night all.