Eliza has had several great days at home. Tonight we’re back at the hospital because tomorrow she starts her 5th round of chemo. Before she can do that, they have to check out the situation with the port. You remember the port. It’s flipped over twice. It’s still flipped, meaning it’s not usable and she has to get stuck every time they need blood to come out or fluids to come in. Boo.
So tomorrow she goes into surgery first thing in the morning. The surgeon will try to flip the port back over and make sure he can get a needle into it. If that doesn’t work, they’ll install some sort of cath that will serve the same purpose. They won’t do another internal port, since she only has 2 more rounds of chemo and it only needs to last about 2 weeks.
Then she should start chemo tomorrow afternoon, and we hope she’ll come home Wednesday. We hope this especially because our sweet friend Carrie is here, and we want to make the best of our time with her (especially M’s). So please pray for 2 things:
Other good news: Blood numbers are where they should be, and everything else they’re watching looks good. E continues to get stronger every day– she’s back to climbing stairs (under heavy supervision). She’s eating like a horse. The boys have always loved Carrie so they’re happy. And we just had a great weekend celebrating Faith Community becoming a self-governing church, with friends visiting from Charlotte to be a part of that. More of that in another post, but that’s what we’ve been up to.
Thank you for continuing to pray. We are approaching the final laps of this race, and we feel as tired as you do at the end of a marathon (I assume). Please continue to pray us across the finish line.