We are currently in-patient due to low counts & fever. Her mucositis (mouth sores) seems to be a teeny tiny bit better this round compared to round 1. The chemo that causes it, doxorubicin, was cut back to 75% in an attempt to lessen the side effects. Thankfully, she doesn’t get doxorubicin again until we are back from Cincinnati so we are hoping that her chemo side effects will be a little easier to bear these next 6 weeks.
Nora’s blood counts all started to climb today so we are hoping and praying that she starts feeling better soon- I’m guessing it will take until at least Friday.
On Tuesday, Nora is scheduled to have surgery to place a G-tube directly into her abdomen. With the length of Nora’s treatment and her intolerance for the nose feeding tube, this is the safest way to ensure she is getting adequate nutrition. If all else goes as planned, we will start proton therapy in Cincinnati on August 27th. Onward and upward!
The prayers and positivity from everyone are doing the trick! Thank you!! Also, if you like to laugh, be sure to grab tickets for Bob & Tom’s show for Nora this weekend; Friday night in Indy & Saturday night in Lafayette!