Family and friends, thanks so much for your prayers and support – they mean the world to us. 

 After a couple days in the hospital this past weekend, Sandi is feeling weak and drained, but the nausea has passed, which is good. We had an update meeting with the medical staff yesterday and heard some encouraging news as well as more details about the future schedule. Her blood counts are all on track so we can move forward and are scheduled for the next round on May 23rd, which will have her back in Emory Hospital for 3 more days just before Memorial Weekend. About 2 weeks later, they will start the stem cell collection process. The third and final round of aggressive chemo should then start around the week of June 19th, and then the stem cell transplant process will probably start in early July and have her in the hospital for about a month. The month of July won’t be much fun. 

 Because we are pursuing an autologous approach (i.e. using Sandis own stem cells), the recovery will be much faster (as in roughly 60 – 90 days), which is more great news. Emory Winship Cancer Institute does about 300 autologous stem cell transplants a year so they are quite experienced in successful procedures. We remain hopeful and encouraged that God will continue to use the doctors and the chemo to remove this cancer from Sandi’s body. Thanks again for your prayers and support. 

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5 Responses to Calendars

  1. Kim says:

    Thank you so much for the update! I am so sorry that your summer is going to be so difficult as I know how much you enjoy summers at the lake. My prayers continue for you! Love to you and Curt.


  2. Aileen says:

    Holler if you need anything, dear, and we’ll get it done. Same for Curt or the ‘kids’. Gabi sends her love.


  3. Janet says:

    I have been thinking about and praying for you daily. Sounds like you have an excellent medical team working with you. What a battle!


  4. Continued prayers lifting you up for God’s strength and healing.


  5. albertehmann says:

    Thanks Mallory for keeping us informed on your mom’s progress. Mother’s day will have extra meaning for your family as you remember how precious Sandi is to you all. Your love being poured out on her is a return on her love investment in you over the years. Blessings.


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