Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good News

Mom went today for labs and chemo. Labs came back good so they went ahead and gave her Taxal (just one of the chemo drugs). Since it was just one drug today the infusion did not take as long.

She also saw the Nurse Practitioner today and got the results of her latest CT Scan. The tumors have decreased dramatically, there is less fluid being retained, and they said the scan was really clear. SUPER GOOD NEWS.

They did also get her a different prescription for anti nausea medicine. Mom doesn't like taking drugs so I think she has been feeling pretty rough...when really she should be taking more pills to get rid of the nausea. Hopefully the Taxal by itself won't make her so sick and the new medicine can help her feel a bit better. That's it for now though.


  1. Thank God for the good news! So happy to hear about it! Whoo, hoo! Love you Barbara! Lots of love, Juliana

  2. That's wonderful news. We pray that this is the first step towards a full recovery. Jim and Rita

  3. Right along side Scotty, you are my hero Barb!

  4. Great news Barb about the shrinkage of your tumors.I think you are finally turning the corner.Keep up the good work!!! I think together all of our prayers are starting to show progress.
    We'll keep on praying for your SPEEDY recovery
    Also a BIG THANK YOU TO KARA for all of the blogs.
    She's doing a SUPER job on keeping everyone informed about you progress.
    Love & Prayers,
    Janet & Paul

  5. What a treat to see you last night and what a surprise that after chemo you were able to come to Olga's panakida. Thanks to Xenia for picking you up. I should have known that if there was any way for you to be there you would be.

    Supper at Applebee's afterward was also great. Hope you aren't too tired today.

    Our prayers are with you and your family always. THANKS KARA FOR ALL YOUR WORK.

    Love, Bobbi (Petar & Gabe too)

  6. It was great to see you today Barb. Your smile on your face reassured all of us that you were feeling great. Keep doing what you are doing and know that our prayers and thoughts are with you always.
    Janet & Paul

    P.S. I hope the Propel Water & Ensure work out O.K. for you!!!

  7. Barb,
    Our prayers continue to ask God to surround you and give your doctors wisdom. Shrinkage is GREAT news!! Just hang in there, you're a fighter, and have so much to fight for!
    Lots of love,
    Frank Brienzo & Barb Pittman

  8. Hi Barbara - I really enjoyed seeing you yesterday at our retirement luncheon - You looked so great, health wise - I am SO thankful that your treatments and recovery are coming along so well - Marilyn