A few days ago, I posted about Twizzler and her battle with cancer. (You can view that post here.) Many of you have been asking..on Facebook, G-chat, Twitter, through e-mail, etc.. so I figured I would give a brief update on how Twizzler is doing.
She started a new treatment plan and so far, she seems to be responding quite well to it. She’s not back in remission yet, but is definitely on her way there. Her lymph nodes have slowly decreased in size to the point where they’re almost completely back to normal. Her oncologist seems hopeful, as long as her tests continue to come back positive. Praise God!
We were deeply concerned with her irregular breathing, but her heart and lungs seem to be working properly again. Her breathing may have been hindered due to her enlarged lymph nodes putting pressure on her trachea. So, as her lymph nodes have decreased, her breathing has seemed to get better. Both her white and red blood cell counts came back normal, which is a wonderful thing! If those are off event he slightest bit, she cannot receive her chemo treatments. So, thankfully we were able to continue with this new treatment plan. We were also concerned by her dramatic weight loss. My dad came over the other day and made a comment about how it looked like we were starving her to death. We’re feeding her, I promise. For the most part, she eats all of her meals (especially with the help of some yummy additives); she just doesn’t seem to retain the weight, but it doesn’t seem to be of concern to the doctors. They seem to think that as the chemo continues her work, her weight will pick back up. Fingers crossed! Continue reading