Saturday, June 6, 2009

Julia Update from Nadia

Hello Everyone,

Sorry it’s taken me so long to update you on Julia’s week, but it was a very crazy and exhausting week.

The back to back chemo days were intense, and very long. Julia was at the hospital Tuesday for clinic, blood tests, and an IV treatment. It was a 10 hour day, but she did very well. Doctors were happy with her clinically, but unfortunately, Julia is severely neutropenic (NO IMMUNITY) right now. I know a lot of people have asked about coming to see her but we will not be having visitors until her blood counts rise.

Julia received her first chemo of Cycle 2 on Thursday. It took 6 hours, and she handled it well. Friday’s chemo was an 8 hour infusion, and it made her a little sick. Doctors warned us that she would get sick that night, but I didn’t believe it because she looked so good after her chemo. But sure enough the minute we walked in the house she vomited everywhere. She had a rough night, but is much better today. Although, we were told yesterday that this chemo will have its full effect between day 10 and 14, so we will have to wait and see.

Since her hair is continuing to slowly fall out, we decided to give her a little haircut. She has given herself a new nickname of “shaggy” (she thinks it’s hilarious).

That is all for now except thank you all for your good wishes and prayers. I am so thankful to have so many good friends/family.


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