Monday, August 13, 2012

And Week #2 begins!

Thanks to so many of you for your prayers, calls, texts, e-mails, cards, and gifts as we started radiation & chemo last week.  Susie did great.  I am so proud of her.  She handles each day with courage and strength, which makes her even more beautiful to me!

The primary side effect she experienced last week were headaches each day and a little bit of fatigue.  They say this is normal.  She also stopped nursing last week and that continues to be hard and have some issues associated with it.

The therapists we work with are great.  They do a great job and make us feel comfortable, loved and cared for each day.  All the kids have come with us at least once to see mommy's "treatment."  Typically Charlie and Annie accompany us.  Everyone at the treatment center loves it and they treat them very special.

We have been told that the next 6-8 weeks will be an uphill battle, and by the end of this week some more significant side effects could take place.  We are thankful for a good first week though and will continue to take it one day at time and try and rest in God's love, mercy and grace. 

Annie is doing well.  She is adorable.  She has done a good job switching to a bottle.  She does okay at night time and keeps us up for at least one longer-than-we-like stretch at night. 

Thanks again for your kindness towards us.  Our family continues to be amazed at the love we have received from so many.  We are especially thankful for Susie's mom, Bayley and Megan as they help each day.  God's steadfast love continues to remain at the forefront of each day for us and we are thankful to experience it. 

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