I have been deluged with requests for an updated status. Don’t think I’ve forgotten, she stays in my prayers every night and every day. Here is the latest as of this evening. She is far from out of the woods, but then again the doctors never thought she would make it this far! Prayer Works! Praise God!
Can I get an AMEN! – Then you keep right on prayin’ she still needs your prayers. Yes YOUR prayers.
Please SHARE this as WIDELY AS POSSIBLE – and keep those cards and letters coming! Words of encouragement are very important – and they let her know just how many are thinking of her and praying for her. Send her a postcard with a short note, have your kids draw her pictures, write get well on a napkin and put it in the mail to her.
UPDATED POSTED 01.13.14 @ 10:58 PM.
Kathryn has done well so far with her chemo treatments. She had a chemo treatment today. They checked her blood levels again.
GREAT NEWS, her Ferritin level in her blood has come down to 2,500, it had gotten as high as 40,000. This level should be less than 200.
The doctors are very excited to see this improvement and explained that if at her next chemo treatment which will be this Thursday, January 16, 2013 it is below 1000, they will be able to cut down the chemo treatments to only one treatment a week instead of two chemo treatments a week.
The doctors have been slowly lowering the dosage of steroids she had been receiving. This will start to cause Kathryn to start feeling more of the effects of the chemo treatments. They have to start lowering the dosage, because there are negative long term effects if you stay on steroids too long.
Kathryn was able to attend noon MASS this past Sunday. She has been stir crazy being stuck inside all this time. It was great for her to be able to get out of the house for a little while, but she was exhausted afterwards.
As far as her schooling is concerned, Kathy (her mother) has contacted the school board and has gotten the ball rolling on that issue, she is waiting on a call back tomorrow with details as to how this will work.
The family needs your PRAYERS now more than ever. We pray that these treatments work and that GOD will grant her a COMPLETE FREEDOM from this disease!!
Things are definitely looking better now, but the doctors have warned the family that as they take her off the steroids, things may get worse before they get better. The doctors DO NOT want any of us to get a false sense of security. Kathryn is NOT out of the woods on this matter. SO CONTINUED PRAYERS ARE NEEDED.
***** DONATIONS ******
KATHRYN GARDNER BENEFIT ACCOUNT
at any WHITNEY/HANCOCK Bank
***** LETTERS/CARDS ********
All mail for Kathryn should be mailed to the following address:
857 Brownswitch PMB # 335
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
THANK YOU AND KEEP THE PRAYERS COMING!!