Monday, June 15, 2009

Hannah Update 3.17.08

Hannah had two appointments in Little Rock today, one for her third radiation treatment at CARTI, and one with an oncologist at Children’s Hospital. The oncologist filled us in on the details of the chemotherapy treatment. Hannah will take a pill called Temodar every day for six weeks, while she’s undergoing the radiation treatments. After that, she will have a month off from all treatments, then she will take a higher strength of Temodar for five days out of each month for approximately the next ten months. She will begin taking the pills tomorrow evening. They really do not expect significant side effects from this treatment. The most common side effect is for blood counts to drop, and she will have to return to Children’s Hospital weekly so this can be monitored closely.

Bethany also returned to the doctor today. She will be having another ultrasound of her liver and spleen this week to check her progress in recovering from mono, and she had some new bloodwork done today. She is still running a low grade fever and not feeling well.
Please continue to pray for Hannah as she begins to take the chemotherapy drug. She did have a little spell of nausea this afternoon, possibly related to the radiation treatment this morning. We are thankful that, so far, for the most part, she has been feeling really well. Also, please remember Bethany in your prayers as she is still struggling to feel better.

Thank you so much for your faithfulness in praying for our family. We have really felt God’s presence and His peace over the last few weeks (hard to believe it’s been three weeks today since Hannah’s surgery)! He truly is good…all the time!

Jill & Brad

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