May 29, 2009

Update on my Mom

So my mom had a dr. appt. today where we got the results of her PET Scan she had done on Tuesday. The PET Scan is the way that they look at her tumors to see if they are growing/shrinking, more of them/less of them, active/less active. After the last 2 scans have come back not so good we were a little nervous about this one.

But there is good news! The cells have shrunk and there are not any new ones! Yippee Skippee! The last scan showed the cells growing and more of them and now it has turned around and is heading back in the right direction. Thank you Heavenly Father! Thank you, thank you!

They are going to be switching her chemo again (4th one now) because she is approaching the limit of how much she can have of that one. The dr. says that there are A LOT of different kinds of chemos to try. You never know if the new chemo is going to work or not. Chemo #1 started off working GREAT! They couldn't believe how quickly the cells were shrinking but then all of the sudden it stopped. Chemo #2 didn't work for her and the tumors grew and there were more of them. Chemo #3 has worked but she can't have any more of that one so onto Chemo #4.

Please keep her in your prayers that chemo #4 will work. She has been on chemo for a year and a half now. Wow - I can't believe it has been that long. She is so strong! 

Way to go Mom! I love you!


Nikki said...

Your mom is awesome! We definitely have her in our prayers. I am so happy to hear that the most recent results were good. Tell her I love her and admire her strength.

Truman Family said...

Hi Aunt Jen!
I am posting the granola recipe on our blog. I hope you can come visit soon.
Jessica T.