Hello Everyone, Mallory here! Thank you so much for the wonderful messages and support you have sent my family over the last few weeks. I had a few people reach out with questions, so I wanted to provide a quick update.
Mom got the call on Thursday to go into chemo. This was way earlier than we were expecting but Mom was excited and ready to get started. She checked into Emory on Friday and started the chemo treatment on Friday night. It wrapped up early this morning and now mom is at home recovering! She is sleeping quite a bit, and would be open to visitors at the end of this week or beginning of next week.
Now we wait – if mom’s levels are good, we can start the second round of chemo next week. If not, it will be the week after. That’s really all we know right now.
So many people have asked what they can do to help. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to do. Gabi has found a new home (Thank you Ms. Wycoff! Please give her a kiss for me!). My dad and I are on strict diets trying to get our bikini bodies for the summer – so we are already well fed on quinoa and kale. Plus, our resident chef Mr. Connor Cain will be moving home this week.
What really helps Mom during her times of recovery is her sewing. When she’s sewing, Mom says ” I don’t have cancer in my sewing room. I’m just working.” She is working on several quilts right now, but because of the chemo, she is unable to go out and purchase new fabric. If you would like to help and would like to bring a meal or flowers or chocolates, would you please consider bringing some quilting fabric instead?
Of course, please do not feel obligated to purchase anything for mom. We know you all are praying for us and that already means the world. We will provide more updates as they come along but for now, Mom is happy and in her own bed!
Thankful for you all every day,