Friday, November 30, 2018

Rough Week

Caroline is on the tail end of round 2, part 2, of Immunotherapy...the nurses have hung the last couple infusion bags, and everything should be complete by tomorrow.  It's been a really, really, really rough week on her body - probably one of the hardest since she's been diagnosed.  She has had all of the predicted side effects: nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, severe nerve pain, generalized pain, fluid retention, rash/itching, low blood pressure, low oxygen saturation, and extremely high fevers.  Some of her fevers have been so high they didn't even register on the thermometer, which goes up to 105 degrees!  While all of these are considered "normal" side effects for this treatment, it is still very scary and upsetting to watch.  Luckily, the team at Vanderbilt has been able to make Caroline as comfortable as possible, and she's even been able to "rest" a little.  We are hoping to head home this weekend.  As you can (or maybe cannot) imagine, this is mentally exhausting and draining for all of us, so thank you for the prayers for comfort this week, we really appreciate each and every one.

The Lantz Family
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10 comments:

  1. I wish with all my heart there was something, anything I could do to make this all go away ='( So much love & kisses ~Mackenzie

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  2. Sending prayers for Caroline I pray these treatments help her to get better.

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  3. I have her photo taped to my computer screen, it gives me pause to pray quite a lot.

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  4. Praying for you all...just so so sorry she is having to go through all of this....such a strong girl and know she’ll be smiling next week ....Big hugs!

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  5. I pray tonite that Caroline will be able to rest and feel better quickly. Prayers for you Mom and Dad too. Caroline is a strong little girl but you guys are strong too. You boldly ask God for healing and as our Heavenly Father He wants us to come to Him with our request. Hugs to you all.

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  6. This makes me so sad . I will be praying for her.. stay strong little girl. f***cancer!

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  7. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

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  8. So sorry this is so painful for her as well as you as a family. Continued prayers- God, please continue to carry this family and give them peace that only you can give. Love to you all....

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  9. My prayers have included her since Jeanne Feliciani posted about her. Will continue as long as needed and sending love,big hugs and prayers for the whole family. Her story has touched me deeply. Love to you all.��❤

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