Thursday, July 30, 2009

First night of Chemo and morning after......

After all of the pain last night for about 6 hours, she got up and told me to call an ambulance and get her some help. The pain was unbearable in her side and lower back. We ended up at Baptist West around midnight and was there until 4 a.m.

The ER Dr. was very nice and seemed to be knowledgeable. We explained to him past issues my wife has encountered with her stomach and he seemed to think she either has diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, the chemo just triggered the problem and made it much worse than it usually is or simply the chemo itself and side affects from that. The chemo they gave her yesterday was very strong.

We went to radiation today and she slept on the way there and all the way back. I had to wake her up when we got home and she walked straight in to the recliner and is asleep again. She did tell me she was not hurting quite as bad as she had and we thank God for that. She has not eaten anything today and has drank maybe a cup all together. They tell us this is essential to her healing. Please help us pray she will eat and drink as much as possible.

God is giving us grace to carry on. The peace of God that "passeth all understanding" has a whole new meaning. He is wonderful and we love Him.


Peggy said...

Not knowing how to say comforting words at this time, just know that I pray daily for this situation and keep looking to the Great Comforter.

Scott and Kristan said...

Like Mom said, I just don't know what to say, but rest assured that every day, we pray for you and your family. When you keep us updated, we know exactly what to pray for and we will pray specifically for those things. Love you all so much.

Karen Crabtree said...

Wendell & Debbie,
Just wanted to say we were thinking of you and pray you all are ok today. We enjoyed Punky and Kiah staying with us. We were very lazy yesterday. I made a skillet of fried potatoes and some green beans. Aaron brought us Zaxby's Salads. You know we always eat , it seems to help. We hope Debbie can eat good over the weekend. What can I fix? Take care,
Karen & family