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2/18/2017 Latest post:
Thank you for visiting Heather's Caring Bridge. I will need to get all of the facts straight but this is the jist of Heather's illness. She has been ill since the beginning of January with a variety of different ailments. 2 sinus infections, strep and what Heather thought were seasonal allergies. On Monday February 13th, Kinch took Heather to the ER at Scott & White, Round Rock where they drew blood and broke the heart wrenching news that Heather most likely has Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Scott & White is not outfitted with the resources for the type of aggressive treatment that Heather has begun. After discussions of Life Flight services to other Scott and White facilities, the decision was made to move her to Seton Central on 38th St. in Austin. Since Heather has arrived at Seton she has begun oral chemotherapy as well as a very intense 7 day regimen of Induction Chemotherapy which is given to her through a port a cath that was placed in her chest on Wednesday. Heather also has had her first Bone Marrow Biopsy and is waiting for the final pathology of that. The type of Chemo that Heather will receive over the next several days is the beast of all beasts and will keep her hospitalized for at least 30 days. Her immune system will be suppressed and it will take close monitoring and time to be able to fight off a simple common cold. For now, these are the facts that have been shared. Heather is strong and understands she is at war with the beast and she has just the right amount of hutspa to take it on! She is in good spirits and has her amazing family by her side and in their prayers. Heather is very special to so many of us. I hope to have updates on her progress and most importantly to gather support and prayers for her and her family while they navigate this life changing time in their lives. I have started a Care calendar if you would like to help support the Meyer family. You can find the calendar under the "ways to help" tab . Thank you all.
" A woman is like a tea bag. You can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." - Nancy Reagan