Postponed again

In our last posting, the oncologist thought Mary Jo’s chest x-ray was clear.  However, the radiologist who read Mary Jo’s chest x-ray detected the beginning of pneumonia in the lower lobe of her left lung.  While she continued to take antibotics, she hadn’t improved enough by today to take the final dose of this particular chemotherapy.  A low hemoglobin count also dictated a wait and see attitude.  Another chest x-ray was taken and treatment put off for a week.  She’ll take a different antibiotic for the next few days and have another heart imaging session before treatment.  The next chemo treatment is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12.

The whole experience is a roller coaster ride with plenty of ups and downs. We find that the best we can do is hang on with the assurance that the ride is temporary and will come to an end with positive results.

Thanks for your continued prayers and thoughts and for the greetings many of you send through Dave to her.  They are appreciated.

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4 Responses to “Postponed again”

  1. Dottie Baumgartner Says:

    So sorry to hear of your setbacks. We are praying for you to have strength, comfort and healing. God be with you during this time and always. We had a good rehersal at choir tonight. ” Shine Jesus Shine” really shone. We really miss you. We are thinking of Mary Jo so much especially during choir practice.

  2. Fran Noffke Says:

    Yikes, the last thing Mary Jo needs is pneumonia but fortunately they discovered it before it got worse. Praying the new antibiotic does it’s job and does it SOON! Hugs, Fran & Steve

  3. Marilyn Gnewikow Says:

    We are so sorry to hear of this set back. Stay strong and know that we are praying for you Mary Jo,and your family. We’ll always keep you in out thoughts and prayers.
    Bob & Marilyn Gnewikow

  4. Shelley Addington Says:

    Hi Mary-Jo,

    We are thinking about you and also believe that this ride will be temporary… and absolutely with good health at the end.
    So, may you have strength to continue on with the treatments next week.
    Hugs, Shelley and family

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