Thursday, April 2, 2009

Eating Like a Horse

Carlene has her appetite back, but she grazes all day. About every 30-40 minutes she wants something else to eat.

I don't think I mentioned that she has to get shots at home during the 1st week of chemo. She hates them!!! She never understood how Alyna could be poked for her glucose levels all the time and now she must endure the shots! She still hates needles, but if you would have told me she would go through all of this a few months ago I would have never thought is possible. However, she is a trooper and is taking every needle poke like a cowgirl that wants to be healthy again. As I always tell Alyna, "You might not like it, but you gotta deal with it anyways". Carlene is definitely dealing with it well! She makes me proud!

Tomorrow we go back down to Childrens for blood work and the final day of chemo for this round. Then she is off chemo until April 20th when round 2 begins. She will have a total of 3 rounds. After this first round they will repeat the PET Scan...if it is clear then she will not have to have radiation. If the cancer is still present then she will have radiation therapy after the 3rd round of chemo. That is our prayer...a clear PET after round 1 completion.


  1. I am glad you have your appetite back! And I know that you'd be a trooper. The Lord gives us grace to face all that He brings our way. I pray that you will constantly know of His loving care and covering of His right hand. He will see you through.

    Lots of Love,


  2. Yeah!!!! So glad your 'Eating like a horse'. ;D
    I don't particularly like needles either (especially when your sewing by hand, and you keep stabbing your self;D) Keep 'taking every needle poke like a cowgirl that wants to be healthy again'. :) Your in my prayers as always :)

    Lots of Love,

  3. Very glad to hear that you are feeling better, and that more food is going in than coming out the other way! I am a friend of your dad's... you should know that a LOT of us are watching, and hoping, and wishing for you.