Friday, February 22, 2008

What's Been Going On

Well, it's been a long week and I am really looking forward to the weekend! I was supposed to have gotten chemo on Monday but last Wednesday and Friday's blood work showed that my blood counts were dropping. Then Sunday I started running a fever and getting a cough. So, Monday morning I went to the hospital to get more blood work done. My counts were still low so they put me on antibiotics and fluids through my I.V. Then I was getting nauseated too and was throwing up. That was not fun! Then I was finally feeling better and my fever was gone so they sent me home with some prescriptions Thursday afternoon. Listen to what the lovely mother I have did. She left her place in Aliso Viejo at 4 in the morning Monday to come pick me up and take me to the hospital for my 8a.m. appointment and she stayed with me there and brought me home Thursday and drove back home after dropping me off. Doesn't she ROCK!!! Thank you mom! You are amazing! I love you so much! Other than my cough I am feeling a lot better. If all is well, I am going back to the hospital Monday night for an 8p.m. dose of chemo and then another dose at 8 the following morning. Then the whole removal of my stem cells procedure will begin I believe the week of March 17th. I'm really nervous because they have to put a double line (i.v.) in my neck so they can cycle my blood out and back in when they remove my stem cells. They always have trouble with my veins so I'm hoping it will go well and that they can knock me out for the whole thing or do something like a conscious sedation type thing. So that's pretty much where I'm at with that whole side of things. Everything is moving along just fine thanks to all you love and prayers! Thank you all so very much!


Les July said...

Ok, so I'm assuming you weren't really serious about the hat. (lol)
Yes, love & prayers DO work and your Mom DOES Rock !
I'm glad you are in good spirits and you are feeling better, Shelsi !


Greg said...

Hey Shelsi! Your as tough as nails! I can't believe all the stuff you've had to go through! I really do admire your strength and zest for life! You continue to inspire and amaze us! YOU ROCK! Your Mom does too! OK and your Dad, and Kira, did I mention Jamin? You guys all rock! (It couldn't be the whole musical family element here could it?)We all love you! Greg, DeeDee & fam.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words sweetie. Even though I would prefer it be under better circumstances, I love getting to spend so much time with you. I feel really blessed to have the freedom to do so (thanks to my understanding boss.)

Katie Fish said...

You really are amazing Shelsi. Good luck with everything going on still. We're thinking about you! Can't wait to hear more updates!