Thursday, December 16, 2010
We saw the oncologist a week early and will begin a new chemo medication on the 20th, in an attempt to control the swelling and pain. Mom was so anemic, she needed a transfusion, and she received that yesterday. It did perk her up quite a bit, but according to both the doctor and the nurse, the chemo will break her back down. It will make her very ill, but at this time, she is believing it won't actually be that bad. I'm hoping she's right, because not only will it be hard on her, but it will hard on us to try and care for her. There is no easy way to watch your loved one suffer that way. We went through it with my father so we know. Right now though, she is in good spirits and refusing to believe anything but the positive. Good for her!!