Sunday, August 19, 2012

Just by a thread...

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

9 comments:

Lynisha said...

Thinking of you all - more - still - hope you can find some relief from the pain, Shelley!
Your "journey" began as we were finishing up the school year, and now here we are starting a new one tomorrow. After updating myself on your blog this evening, suddenly any pity thoughts toward myself are gone and thankfulness sits in its place.
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers more often than I express!

gkey said...

Dear Shelley,
Hope you get better quick, but glad they do know how to do the best things for you right now to help get you there .

Love,
G

Renee said...

No words...just lots of love.

Anonymous said...

So wishing there was something we could do to help, but just know you are all wrapped tight in our love, thoughts and prayer! Hoping for a better day today!!

Lanae said...

just thinking of you SO much, Shelley, and your family, too. so sorry for all that has to be endured, is being endured, and hope for brighter days when you can look back and rejoice in having made it through. my love and prayers to all ... and thankful that Dorothy can be there to help too.

Anonymous said...

Shelley and family,
Just thinking of each one of you so much lately. Just know there are virtual hugs coming your way today. Hopefully the doctors can get on top of the pain today and make it more bearable for you. Love and hugs, Holly

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all there with lots of love and care.

Karla and Mike

Ruth said...

Hugs and care to all of you...

The J's said...

I was so glad to see you this afternoon--and looking/seeming much improved from yesterday! Keep pushing forward! ♥