Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chemo #17

Here are Emalia, JB, and Kahalakea enjoying the beauty of Kuau, including the turtles and possibly a seal, after Emalia's chemo pump was detached. (On Weds. of a chemo week Emalia spends several hours in the chair getting her IV drip and then wears a portable pump for 48 hours to complete the chemo infusion.)

A couple of months ago when Emalia was receiving FOLFOX, her tumor marker number began to rise, indicating resistance to that chemo. The doctors switched her to FOLFIRI, and this week we were very excited to learn that the number has turned around and dropped. Knock on wood

May this trajectory continue in HUGE increments all the way to normal! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chemo #16

Emalia and Mom

Emalia received her 16th chemo infusion on Wednesday, the FOLFIRI and Avastin. She naps consistently, exercises, monitors her diet, has acupuncture regularly, and is doing everything to stay strong and return to her 100% healthy self.

The help and support she is receiving from so many of you is a gift for which we cannot possibly thank you enough. Mahalo nui loa!

Emalia and Kahalakea at Home Depot last Saturday where he made her an herbal planter for Mother's Day!