Saturday, November 8, 2014

New Chemo

Mom started her new, more intensive chemotherapy on Thursday morning. It includes a mix of several medications (Irinotecan, Leucovorin, Oxaliplatin, 5-Fluorouracil) to be administered during a 5 hour infusion at the office and through a pump that runs 46 hours at home. She just finished her first round and is home resting after having the pump removed and getting some fluids. Thankful she can begin recovery until the next treatment in two weeks.

At the appointment on Thursday, they did learn that her cancer counts decreased from 42,000 to 40,000. That was a great surprise, because she had skipped a week of chemo before starting this new one. So happy for a bit of good news!

this lady amazes me everyday.
Please pray with us for mom as her pain has increased over the past couple weeks and this chemo is tough. We continue to hope and pray that she will be able to tolerate it well and that it will shrink the tumors in her liver and bring her counts down! Thank you for your love and support.

PS ~ We did the PurpleStride DFW walk this morning and it was amazing. Another post coming soon on that!


  1. We have just read where the cancer counts have gone down from 42,000 to 40,000. We are glad to hear of these good results. We continue to pray for the entire family and Dianna is always in our thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you.

  2. I found out about Dianna's cancer from my daughter, Cayce. This was before I found this blog. I have been praying for Dianna, Jerry, Kathleen and Elaine every day. Please know you are all in my prayers, every day. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Love to you all and God bless you.

    Rickie Budnek