Chemo Round 3… and a great update!

Mom started round 3 of chemo yesterday and is currently on the pump. She’ll go in tomorrow afternoon to get “unplugged”. We’re seeing that she usually feels pretty good the first 2 days of chemo, and apparently that has a lot to do with the steroids they give you during the infusion. As they wear off, she tends to have her worst days, which are usually 3,4, and 5.

Anyway, we keep believing for great success and minimal side effects for each and every session of chemo. Our God is so mighty, I know that he hears every little prayer that we are lifting up to him in regards to my mom.

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS!!!!

Mom had her CEA level taken yesterday. CEA levels are a fairly accurate indicator of tumor activity. For her, a “normal” amount of CEA is anything from 0-7.2. When mom was first diagnosed, her CEA was at 86 (quite elevated). After her colonectomy, it went down to 7.8, and after only TWO sessions of chemo, it has come down to the normal range and came in at only 3.26!!

We are taking this as a great sign that God is doing a mighty work of healing in her body. For the levels to come down so substantially so quickly is definitely a testament to some supernatural intervention here!

While we don’t want to base our feelings on mom’s healing on the report of man, this was still an encouraging thing to hear. We look forward with great anticipation to mom’s first followup CT scan in a few weeks. Our “faith picture” is that we will see NO more liver tumors.

Every day, we see again and again how this is such a spiritual battle as well as a natural battle. It’s so easy to let doubt and worry creep in to our hearts and minds, but we continue to rebuke it in Jesus’ name and to hold tight to His promises.

He is Mighty to Save!

Psalm 103:2-3 “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — [3] who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.”

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3 thoughts on “Chemo Round 3… and a great update!

  1. I am SOOOOOO rejoicing with your family right now Kelly. I got tingles when I read this. God is SO AMAZING, and such a mighty HEALER. Thank you for this good report and we WILL continue to pray that HE will continue to move in her body and make her whole again.
    He IS MIGHTY TO SAVE!
    Love you!
    Nicole

  2. Love you, Kelly! Awesome report…I have tears in my eyes.

    Hebrews 4:16 “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” NLT

  3. Good morning, I am 9 months through chemo for Breast Cancer and enjoyed your post. My blog is at http://phanz.wordpress.com. I’ve learned a lot, too. There is strength in knowing that we are much stronger than we realize when everything is going well. You both will get through this having learned much about your own strengh, God’s power, and miracles in general.
    Pat

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