Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mom Update! part 4

My Mom has had a very busy week this week, But I Thank God that My Brother and Sister have been able to help out this week with taking Mom to the doctor to have her bloodcount checked since she had to leave at 7:30 am, and all of My IRL friends know me well enough to know that i am not a morning person, Lol! {I can stay up until all hours of the night but please don't expect me to be able to function in the early am.}
My Mom has been having alot of pain in her left knee so she went for an MRI this morning, thinking that she had maybe pulled something or torn something. Well this afternoon the transplant coordinator at University of Mississippi Medical called and said that Mom's oncologist had faxed her the results of the MRI, and said that the problem with her knee is that she has lesions on her knee {2 small holes and 1 large hole} they said that it was a wonder that she has not broken her leg yet. {Just to clarify Multiple Myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, it basicly
eats holes in your bones until they are so weak that they break}, which is the problem with my Mom's knee. So as far as we have been told, Mom will still go to Jackson either Friday or Monday{when her bloodcount is the highest} for the Harvesting of her stem cells, and then when she comes home she will go to an orthopedic surgeon, They said that she would more than likely have both Radiation on her knee and Surgery to put a metal rod in her leg. But because of this set back she will not be able to have her Bone Marrow/Stem Cell transplant until she has this knee issue taken care of. So now we are back to waiting, it is really discouraging because she was getting so close to being able to have her transplant and now this, but God knew this was going to happen and he has a plan and a timing for everything.
Please continue to keep My Mom {Martha Barrow and My Dad James Barrow} in your prayers.
We really covet your prayers.


Jennifer W. said...

I hate that she is getting pushed back with the transplant, but at least they'll already have the stem cells and she won't have to go through all that again. And maybe things will work out better this way simply because, like we talked about earlier, everyone will have more vacation time later in the year and can rotate being with them in Jackson better. We will keep praying.

Leigh said...

Still praying for strength and healing for your mom! Praying for Strength for your whole family and that you will know best how to serve your mother during this difficult time!