This will just be a quick update tonight for those of you who make up Shelley's support group and cheering section. First of all, thank you so much to everyone who is caring, praying, writing, cooking, supporting, visiting, standing by, even "commenting." This is truly an "in the trenches" experience, and you are helping make it more bearable.
If you peek into Shelley's room tonight at Good Samaritan Hospital, you will find her propped up in a sitting position trying to get some relief from mouth pain and the mucus situation. Pain control has been a big issue today, and maybe they're getting that worked out now. Her white count hasn't improved today, in fact has slipped down in the wrong direction a little more. Hopefully tomorrow will see the white cell count climbing. She still has a fever, although not as high as it was at first. It is hard to think that she'll be able for her radiation treatment tomorrow, but guess that really isn't decided at this point. Dorothy is spending the night with Shelley again tonight, and Jim is going to try to sleep at home.
Still hanging in there, but just by a thread....
Shelley and family/by guestwriter