May and June were ecspecially tough on us. Lindy was in and out of the hospital several times with fluid around her heart and then her lungs. The cancer irritates the good cells which create “fluid” in response. When this happens too fast, the fluid cannot drain and builds up and puts pressure on organs.
In her case, the fluid was fatally interfering with her heart function, so a heart surgeon had to go in and cut a hole in the lining around the heart to allow for the fluid to drain elsewhere. In her case, the fluid then collected in a lung causing extreme discomfort and shortness of breath. All this and she’s still going through chemo on top of it all. She’s a valiant and graceful fighter.
People always ask me; how are the kids doing through all this? All-in-all, I have to say that thanks to our support system, the kids are doing okay. Don’t get me wrong, they have their own time of tears and times of processing what’s going on around them. For Samantha (our 3 year old), Sleeping Beauty has cancer too – why else would she sleep so much? The kids and I pray so much for a miracle for Lindy every day.
Lindy has a CAT scan Friday 7/6 at Spectrum to check how the chemo is working.