Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chemo #13

Yesterday Emalia had a haircut, and we're hoping
she can enjoy her new look for awhile and
not lose anymore hair!

Emalia began FOLFIRI today since she had become resistant to the FOLFOX, something that is expected after one has been on it for awhile.  All went well during this initial session, and we're hoping this new protocol does a great job in continuing to shrink the tumors.

Granted, I am totally biased, but I want to say how absolutely amazing and inspiring Emalia is to me. This treatment road has been very rough and bumpy, and Emalia has had many moments when a lesser being would curl up and not want to move. But, our graceful warrior stands tall and meets each challenge.

Becky Worley met Emalia's Maui medical team in person today--she has been an integral part of facilitating communication and appointments for Emalia since the get-go.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chemo #12

Yesterday was chemo #12, and in the next two weeks Emalia and her MDs will decide what the next step in her treatment will be. A likely possibility will be to go on "chemo lite," which would continue to be chemo every two weeks but without the particular chemo agent most likely responsible for Emalia's increasing neuropathy in her feet.

Took the above photos of Emalia, Kahalakea, and Aito yesterday afternoon when we got home from Kaiser JB was working), and the photos below last weekend.  That would be Emalia's brother, Zadoc, and his youngest child, Declan; and Kahalakea, holding onto JB!!!!