NIH contacted Savannah and told her that we need to be in Bethesda on Sunday, July 24th. On Monday they will start running the scans etc... and hopefully start the treatment on the 26th or 27th. We don't really know what to expect but it shouldn't be as bad as the last 2 treatments....(we hope), and 2 to 3 weeks instead of 3 to 4 weeks.
This week has been a crazy one.......
At the end of last week, Savannah's right arm started swelling and got some red spots on it. Some swelling is normal since they took out her lymph nodes when they removed the tumor under her arm but this was excessive swelling. It moved into her hand and fingers. Then, she started having bad pain in her middle finger and down her wrist and up her arm. By Saturday she was having to use only her left hand for everything and was in a lot of pain. Then the red spots started puffing up.
Between calls to NIH and everywhere else, we debated whether to go to the ER and wait 6 or 7 hours or just wait til Monday morning and see our PCP. We decided to wait. SO......Monday morning I called and got her an appointment. I also got Shelby and appointment because she has had some kind of coughing, stuffy head, thing going on for a couple of weeks. Turns out their appointments were pretty much back to back. Then, this morning, Bo called and said he needed to be taken to the doctor because his eyes were swollen shut and oozing gross stuff! So after a bunch of calls, a bunch of money, and a bunch of trips to the drug store.....all three kids are on the road to recovery and I'm pretty sure the doctors office has told their receptionist to screen all calls from "that psyco Dutton lady" that keeps calling!!!! The diagnosis?......Savannah - they don't know for sure (they're treating her for an infection of some kind)
Shelby - upper respiratory infection
Bo - eye infection
Well, enough about our boring ailments.
We need you prayer warriors out there to start or continue to pray for us.
Specifically for Savannah's healing, our health and strength, finances, safe travel and I could go on and on....... :)
It's so comforting to know that there are so many good people out there sending prayers up for us. We love you! Thanks!