Saturday, May 16, 2009

Yeah She's thru w/ IL2 !!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday afternoon until this morning (Sat) has been a little rough on us all. Mostly Savannah! The IL2 has so many side effects. The nausea and shakes were probably the worst ones. They had to put her on oxygen because she was having a hard time breathing due to the fluid on her lungs and she was having some very real, vivid dreams. They said that's when it's time to stop!
She is still neutropenic which means she has no immune system at all, so the next 7 - 10 days they will be trying to get her immune system back up and running.
Since Thursday Danny and I have been taking shifts staying with her. Danny was gracious and let me have the day shift and he took the night. He's used to the night thing with his new job so that helps but we're both pretty tired. Not physically just emotionally.
Today I'm just sitting here watching her sleep. The doctors are calling it "chill" day. She gets no treatments just some good old fashioned rest. It's a nice day to chill because the hospital is always dead on the weekends so there is not a lot going on like during the week. It also is a little overcast here and looks like it might rain......always a good time to kick back!

If anyone would like to pray specifically, Please pray that she loses the fluid off her lungs and that she doesn't have any long term side effects from the chemo
AND of course for complete healing!
God is Good! He has blessed us beyond compare. love y'all


  1. I am so thankful that is over- I think of you all constantly and love you . Patti - thanks for th sweet note- made my day- God is good and blessed us all during this journey. Savanna has been amazing and so strong and has really touched a lot of lives thru this- Love yoy- Just Linda

  2. HI Patti and family. So good to hear that the IL2 is over! She is a very brave and devoted girl. I am so proud of her! Hope all is still going good. Tell Savannah to keep looking up, 'cause her Lord (and Ours) is watching and listening and I know that He is glad of how she has faced this. With Courage, strengthand a big faith. Our church is praying for all of you. please call if there is anything I can do for you from here. Keep looking up!

  3. I just want you to know that I am praying for all of you and yes, for that fluid to go away.

    God be with you.
    Blessings and love,