Sunday, 2 August 2009

Babe update....

So Karena's chemo went ahead last Monday (27th)....her blood count was still quite low but it was a bit better than the previous week thanks to the injections, and just good enough for her to have treatment, so they gave her a 90% dose.
Since Monday she has had the usual post-chemo gross mouth taste, and been quite energyless overall - although she does have bouts of activity - she has been able to take the children swimming and do some other normal things too. On Thursday she felt terrible and spent most of the afternoon in bed, and on Friday evening/Saturday was feeling nauseous & shakey....and was eventually sick on Saturday evening ;-(
Thankfully friends have looked after our children in the daytime in the week and we've been brought meals each evening too which is a massive help ;-)
Emotionally she is strong but inevitably gets a bit fed up with feeling she is still feeling somewhat dicky but I think is on the mend slowly - today, we went out for lunch at the Toby carvery with her mum and dad which was just fab !
The other thing she was told on Monday is that they DO plan to do another 3 chemo's assuming her body will cope with the onslaught - which is both good and bad I think !

Anyway, stuff we're grateful for :-
  • Chemo went ahead as planned
  • Toby carvery (eat as much as you like) !
  • Holiday coming - a whole week away !
Stuff to pray for
  • Sickness feelings/shakiness to go
  • Strength to return in time for holiday !
  • Ability to endure the next 3 chemo's !
Thanks for standing with us.....


  1. May God give you for every storm, a rainbow,
    For every tear, a smile,
    For every care, a promise
    And a blessing in each trial.
    For every problem life sends
    A faithful friend to share,
    For every sigh a sweet song
    And an answer for each prayer.

    Lots of love to all M & D xxxxx

  2. God's strength to Karena! Have a lovely sun-filled and fun-filled holiday. Keep going, we are alongside you all in prayer.
    loads of love to you Ros & Co x

  3. Continuing praying for you all....

  4. Hope you have had an enjoyable week (this week) with good weather and look forward to seeing you all including David on Sunday. Come as soon as you can!
    Lots of love

  5. I have been following your blog for a while now but just watching and not signing up. I'm glad things are starting to look better. Things really have been up and down for you guy's. Much love to you both