Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Prayers Needed!

Bree’s last chemo treatment went well. We were able to get in and out in one day. I promised her doctor I would bring him cookies if he could get us in and out in a day and he delievered, so Dr. Williams, your cookies are coming! :) We got there by 9am and as tradition goes, waited several hours for the chemo to arrive. By 2pm we were able to start her pre-drugs. She receives 3 drugs for nausea before the chemo enters her body. Then she received carboplatin, cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin. After the chemo was done she needed to have 3 hours of hydration via IV to make sure her kidneys were functioning okay. So, by about 8:15pm she was done! Yea! It surely was one L-O-N-G day! But, I am grateful it is over and that we didn’t have to stay any longer at the hospital.

I was also very grateful to go home because I wasnt feeling well that night. I started to get some kind of nasty flu bug...a complete package of chills, body aches, cough and lots of mucuous on the side! Gross, sorry! After a few days rest I'm starting to feel better, however, our little Breezy has seemed to come down with the same thing. Yesterday, I woke up at 4:30am to check on her and discovered that she had a fever. It was low grade (99.8) but by about 6am it was at 101.3 so we called the doctor. He sent us to the ER where they did a chest x-ray, urine sample, and blood work. Turns out she had a bad ear infection in her left ear but her counts are very high (ANC is 6900 which is really high for her) so that is a good thing. Another blessing is that her chest x-rays came back fine too. No pneumonia or RSV. Phew! So, they gave her a powerful antibiotic for the ear infection (rosephen) and let us go home by about 10:30am.

She was doing well yesterday and her fever seemed to be going away. Well, today she woke up at 5am and seemed very gaggy so I tried giving her adivan by mouth and that triggered her to vomit everywhere. She has been throwing up/gagging a lot today due to her either having nausea or getting the sickness that I have had. I think that's the reason why Bree has been so gaggy and throwing up. Too much mucuous! Along with her feeding tube down her throat, that probably aggravates her also, willing her body to throw up. Also, her fever seems to be coming back too. I'm very worried.

Anyway, what I am asking is if you would keep her in your prayers? Say a few extra for her? I am worried that if this cold gets worse for her she will end up in the hospital and possibly get pneumonia because her counts are supposed to drop any day now. When she drops, she is so suseptible to viruses and sickness in general that it could really be dangerous if she is already pretty sick when she does drop. I hope that made sense. The good side is that her counts were so high yesterday that our hope is that when she does drop, that she'll have a little bit of a cushion. But, the trend has been one day she is high, the next day she can be super low, especially if her immune system is fighting an infection. She might not have enough in her little body to fight it off.

I know Heavenly Father hears the prayers of the righteous and so I just wanted to extend the invitation to pray with us, ask that Breezy be okay and that her body will be able to fight off what she is sick with now. I know the more prayers the better!! I'll post pictures of our last round of chemo later but for now, I've gotta get my baby all better!



20 comments:

Rachel said...

You are a family of troopers! Hope you and Bree are feeling better soon!

Jessica said...

You are such a strong woman! As always, you are in my thoughts & prayers!

Castle Family said...

Meegan is very into saying prayers lately (hopefull that stays the case forever) and she never forgets to pray for "the baby Bree" :) It makes me smile every time! So you can be assured that we are praying for you guys! Love ya!

docswife1 said...

We are all praying for Bree over here. I have fallen in love with your family. You are all so strong and seem to have been brought together in the midst of such a trying time. My love is extended and from my heart to God's ears, my prayers are lifted.

The Carpentiers said...

So worry to hear you both haven been so sick! You are all definately in our prayers!!

Anderson Family said...

Sorry to hear that You both have been so sick. I found your blog a while back and have been keeping up on your families story! We pray for your little family daily.
Heavenly Father does hear all our prayers! Keep praying and Keep having Faith! We will continue to pray for you.
Sincerly Mom of 4 from Utah

Napes said...

Dana's sister Amy here...count us all in FOR SURE!

The Jensen Family said...

We'll keep you in our prayers, Kari. All our love to you and your family.

the bates motel said...

she is always in our prayers. i hope she (and you) get feeling better quick! so not fun. and cross our fingers no hospital! you are always so upbeat and positive. love your buns. let me know if there is anything you need :)!

Debbie said...

I'm sending up prayers. I will continue to pray also. Poor little thing.

Brooke said...

Prayers we can do! Poor little girl. Get better quick Bree!

Michelle said...

Hugs to you all, Kari!!!! Will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Adam and Sariah said...

Just wanted you to know that we are still here in Korea praying for her as well as your whole family. We also add your family to the prayer role at the temple in Seoul everytime we go. So, prayers are being said around the world. I hope all of you are feeling better very soon. Glad to hear that the last round went so well and hopefully this infection will be a thing of the past very soon. Hang in there! Heavenly Father will give you the strength you need. You are an amazing family.

Alisa Larson said...

Definately will double up on the prayers for Bree. Annalise said one too. Please let me know if you need help tomorrow with the boys or if you need dinner or anything. Love you, give Bree a kiss from Crazy Aunt Alisa! I do love my nickname!

Christina said...

Oh- that is so scary! We know about how dangerous those illnesses can be when an immune system is compromised! We will send up some prayers from Idaho. I will add her to the IF temple roll here too. :) Hang in there. I can see you are an amazing family!!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

I had that mucousy mess! And it made me gaggy too! I will defintiely pray for that baby girl!

Steph said...

I'm so sorry Kari! It sounds like you guys have the same thing Ethan had last week. There is a lot of it going around. If it is the flu, can they give her that antiviral drug that they give in the first 48 hours after you come down with flu? I don't know if they give it to babies or not. I will keep praying for Bree, and will especially pray for her to be able to fight this infection quickly and get well soon. We think of her everyday and pray for her complete recovery. We love you all!

Anonymous said...

Prayers and much faith are being exerted on behalf of your sweet family!!

Kathleen said...

Just added Bree's name to the prayer roll in the Provo Temple. And I just prayed that her immune system will be protected. We will continue to pray for her as a family for the specific needs you asked for. Thank you for requesting this extra help.

Kelli said...

You are amazingly strong! Hang in there! You are always in our prayers. My little Charity and Lauren pray for you all too.