Sunday, December 11, 2011

Round 6- check!

Treatment 6 done. Halfway through Taxol!!!!! Praise the Lord! We had a rather uneventful trip, which is a good thing. I came down this week with my mom and sister, and my brother- in- law came in yesterday. We relaxed and shopped and had chemo yesterday. My ANC came back at 1.47 which was definitely high enough to get chemo. I just pray it continues to stay that way...I know it will.

My neupogen shots should have been delivered to our house on Saturday, and I was to take one shot Saturday, one Sunday, and one Monday. Well, they did not come in and we are still waiting. I just got off the phone with the on-call pharmacist at the specialty pharmacy where we ordered the shots, and she said they did not get sent because the prescription was invalid. The only part lacking was the instructions on how to administer the shots! So frustrating, because we know what to do and to administer one each day for 3 days after chemo, but they cannot fill the prescription without all of the information. This totally makes sense, but just wish someone would have called me so we could have done something about it.

These shots are important for not only keeping my immunity up, but for my counts to be high enough to get chemo on schedule. I am to call my doctor and the pharmacy first thing in the morning to try and get all of this straightened out. I know everything will end up ok, it is just hard to know you need a shot and you can't get it!

Once we get all of this figured out, they will be delivered to us weekly, which will be much easier than going up to MD Anderson or another hospital.

Please pray I can get a shot tomorrow and that my ANC will not you all. I am so thankful for a good week of really was great. I don't want that to be overshadowed by my frustration with the shot issues... I know you all will be praying that I get my shots..THANK YOU!

Here is a pic from #6!

UPDATE 8:25 p.m.

When we posted this, we got a call within minutes that allowed me to get the neupogen shot tonight. Wow, the hand of God and His favor is upon us. Whoever read this and prayed immediately, I cannot and will never be able to thank you enough. We also will be able to get it tomorrow and Tuesday. So, I'm only one day late, as opposed to 2 or 3 like we thought it could be.

Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?"

God is taking care of me and He is hearing all of our prayers. I have always known God hears us when we pray, but WOW! I will not be afraid...the one who holds my world in His hands is the One I trust. 


Anonymous said...

Aly & Josh,
Thanks for allowing us to take this journey with you. God is so good. You will be prayed over tonight. Eph 3:20-21

Rob and Sharon Many said...

Aly and Josh,
I got "Do-Dads", as Pastor O calls them, all over my body when I read your posting about the call coming in immediately for you to get your shot. How much more do we need to believe that God is Always in control...ALWAYS! We just have to believe. I love you Aly and Josh and I am so thankful to be able to pray for you during this season of your life.

Ginny Evans said...

Aly, have you ever had a "Hero"? Well, I have several right now that I am praying for and you are at the top of my list!!! Isn't our God awesome!!! How wonderful of HIM to work all that out for your good! You and Josh are such witnesses to the goodness and the Mercy of our Heavenly Daddy!! Thank you both for being "Whose you are"!!! Love you!