Phoebe got to come home last night. The doctors peformed a couple of heart monitoring tests that showed no real issues. They suspect that Phoebe’s kidneys are not absorbing enough Potassium and that the lack of Potassium caused her heart to skip beats and have an abnormal pattern. Kidney issues are part and parcel of heavy chemo regimens and often times patients end up needing dialysis during treatment. We are not to that point yet and praying that we won’t get there. Fortunately the kidney issues usually repair after treatment has ended. She was given Potassium and her DDAVP dose was altered a bit to better balance her fluids. She was also given platelets and 2 blood transfusions. She is still weaker than usual and not wanting to walk or get up much. This round of chemo really took it out of her.
Today Phoebe is having her labs done in Tyler for the first time. We have been meeting with care providers trying to get her therapies switched over and get services for her here in East Texas. We just had internet turned on today at the house, so I will be able to update more frequently now. We are enjoying our new home although unpacking has been difficult and slow-going with Phoebe’s needs. We have been so blessed by our FBC Lindale family and our YWAM family who spent time, energy and finances to help get our house ready for move-in and who shared the man-power to physically move us. We have truly come home to family and community and we are so humbled and blessed to be so loved and taken care of by the body of Christ.
Thank you for praying for us! I will post pics as we get settled in.