Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rock and a Hard Place

CT results are in. Not good news. The short version is that the tumors are back with a vengeance.  Maura once again has ascites, fluid in her abdomen, caused by the recurrence of the tumors, which leaves her abdomen uncomfortably distended. She is in pain. There are no more acceptable options for chemo that can be safely given to her without killing her heart or her kidneys or her bone marrow.  Dr. B will seek to put her in a program that is an experimental drug that should not ruin any vital organs but might have some effect on the tumors. 
It's not the best time for visitors or phone calls. Give her a few days.


Sunnye said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. But remember He doesn't give us more than we can handle. I will keep you all in my prayers. Hang in there.

Eventually I Get It, Right?!? said...
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Eventually I Get It, Right?!? said...

You and your family are most definitely in my prayers! I love you girl.

<3 Hannah M

PrincessAlice said...


I am praying for you and your family. I can't wait to see your beautiful, smiling face again real soon!

<3 Alice

Kristin said...


We love you so much and are praying for you. Caroline prayed for you this morning too! I'm calling all my prayer warriors to step it up!!

Kathy said...

Prayers from me as well

Don and Christi Hilborn said...

You and your entire family will continue to be in our prayers. Remember, God is with you always.

Abbie said...

Does Maura have a bone marrow donor ?

abbie jones