Tomorrow begins the next phase in Paige's treatment - Delayed Intensification. As the name suggests, it's a time of intense chemo that is similar to her earlier treatments. She will receive multiple chemo medications each week. These are expected to hit her hemoglobin and platelet counts, thereby bringing transfusions back into the mix. We are praying that Paige's body will continue to tolerate the medications with no major effects or reactions as we move ahead.
Paige will also receive her first spinal tap with chemo since the reaction in May. As a precautionary measure, her doctors are having us administer a few doses of the rescue-type medication they used last month. Understandably, this is causing the most fear and anxiety--for Paige and for us. I have been in constant prayer asking God to replace these feelings with peace and the calm assurance that He is in control of every bit of this. He has Paige in His hands, and He is restoring her health every single day.
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recent evening out with friends
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13