I'm not doing a very good job keeping the blog updated. :(
We got home late Monday night.....we were exhausted so it took a couple of days to get back in the groove!
Savannah is feeling pretty good except the surgery site....it's still pretty tender.
We have an appointment today with the oncologist so he can keep up with her case and offer services if needed. While we are waiting for the till cells to grow, we are trying to get her on a treatment that she could take here at home. It's called Interleukin 2. It is the strongest treatment available right now with the least major side effects. She would have to be hospitalized for about a week while getting the treatment then released for a few weeks til the next round. This drug has the potential to shrink the tumors and possibly wipe out the cancer.
If the Interleukin 2 works there would be no need for the till therapy. They would then freeze the till cells to keep in case she ever needed them again. They can keep them for years.
This is where my prayer request comes in..... hospitals won't give the drug because so few insurance companies will pay for it. It's extremely expensive and they don't even offer it as a possible free drug from the drug company.
We need another miracle. I say - miracle - because dealing with insurance companies that don't care about human life......only money, are almost impossible to work with. Actually, I'm just praying for total healing so we don't even have to deal with insurance companies!!!!! :)
We would still appreciate your continued prayers. God has blessed us so much and we know He will continue.
We have been so touched and thrilled with all the phone calls, messages, emails, gifts, food and prayers from all of you wonderful family and friends and friends of friends...............it's truly amazing! We're SO thankful for ALL of you. I'm just sorry I can't get back with everyone of you and tell you personally what you mean to our whole family. We love you!