Saturday, May 22, 2010
As some of you know, my best friends daughter was diagnosed with stage IIIC breast cancer a couple of months ago which later was changed to stage IV when they found it in her lungs also. She is only 23 years old...well actually, she turned 24 a couple of days ago. What a bad way to spend your birthday :-(
Yesterday, she was running a high fever and was very fatigued. It was two weeks since her last chemo, just a few days before her next was due. They recently changed her chemo drugs because after her last scan, her tumor had grown rather than shrunk. Until it shrinks, she can't have her mastectomy. Her tumor was the size of a grape when found in January and is now bigger than a grapefruit and is invading her chest cavity and pushing against her heart.
She went into her doctor with the fever and they found her WBC down to 0.2. It should be approximately 4-10. Her hemoglobin was down to 7. She was admitted to ICU with an infection, given blood transfusions, antibiotics and is in isolation.
She is very, very sick and needs all the prayers from those that pray, and good thoughts she can get.