Monday, September 18, 2006

Chemotherapy 3

Thursday, September 14, was Anne-Marie's third chemotherapy treatment.

Kara took Anne-Marie again this time. It worked well with her schedule because her mother was in town to watch her three little girls (maybe I'll post some pictures sometime).

Anne-Marie had already been to see Dr. Burgess the day before and was in a lot of pain. She went to the chemo appointment on a heavier dose of pain medication than normal, which made her very drowsy throughout the entire day.

All the blood work came back OK, so Anne-Marie was cleared to begin the chemo.

Extra anti-nausea medication was included in this treatment along with Ativan, adriamycin, and cytoxan. She was also prescribed and scheduled for a white blood cell booster injection (Neulasta). Mom brought her back to the Professional Plaza for that on Friday. The increased stimulation of white blood cell production should increase Anne-Marie's blood count and prevent her from returning to the hospital on the "low week" of the cycle.

The remaining chemo treatments have been scheduled and listed in the post above.


  1. Hey Eli and AnneMarie-

    I love and miss you guys. We do pray for you and think of you often. We're believing for awesome miracles.

    Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Love you,
    Kelda & Steve Rice

  2. Hello Anne-marie and Eli we want you to know we are still praying for you and waiting for that miracle that we know can happen, and we care very much about both of you. May God Richly Bless You!!!!
    Call us if we can do anything at all to help in anyway.
    Love You!!!!
    Bro. & Sis vonHutten