Monday, May 25, 2009

Flu

Jon has been sick since my treatment on Thursday. At first we assumed it was sympathy sickness - he has a habit of feeling sick on my behalf, and has been very faithful about it with each round of chemo so far. But he just got worse as the weekend went on, and today he spent the day in bed running a fever and feeling rotten. This looks like the classic flu to me - fever, aches, congestion, etc. I want him to be feeling miraculously better by tomorrow - it's his birthday. I would also appreciate prayer for Gilead and for me since neither of us is supposed to be super resistant to bugs right now.

Yesterday was an uncomfortable day for me. The shot that follows the Taxol hit me pretty hard, but I did find that being up and about didn't make me feel any worse. It helped to distract me. Friends came over for a short visit after church, and we had a great time. Today I've felt much better. I keep having the sensation of a spinal block in my back, but that's been the worst of it. (That feeling is still pretty fresh in my memory.)

6 comments:

Stodola Family said...

We will be taking these new requests before the throne of grace. We prayed for you and your family in family devotions tonight as we do almost every night. I am so thankful for a God who listens and gives strength!

Lynette DLM said...

I am praying for you. that bug is going around as I am still recovering from it myself.

I pray his birthday is grand even if he still isn't feeling fully himself. I am sure he is grateful for each day with his family.

Heather Shehan Currie said...

Will continue to pray for you and Gilead and Jon. Hope you and Gilead do not catch it, will pray. Thanks for keeping us all up to date on what is going on with you and your family.

Daniel said...

Happy birthday, Jon. We are praying that you have a wonderful day.

Rachel in VA said...

Amy, So sorry Jon is feeling rotten, too. Continuing to keep you ALL in prayer. God is using you in a sweet way, dear girl, through this trial. Give Gilead a gentle kiss from his great aunt.
Love & prayers, Aunt Rachel

Shannon said...

Hi, Amy! That Neulasta is rough! But the first one was the worst for me. After that, there were two rounds when it didn't hurt at all! And it works! I never ran a fever or had my white blood cell count drop below 2500.
Praying for you daily! Enjoy Teresa and LET HER HELP YOU!!
Shannon