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Posted 2018-01-10T20:44:31Z

Uphill Battle

Julie's shingles pain continued to get worse, even after being prescribed pain meds last Tuesday.  This Saturday night, the 6th, her pain reached a point of totally unbearable, and I had to run her into the MDA emergency room before daylight on Sunday morning. They recognized how bad she was, and immediately checked her into the hospital. They put her on multiple meds, including morphine, and they have spent the last several days trying to find the right balance of drugs to provide her some relief. They believe they have finally found the correct combination. We're still at the hospital now, hoping to get out today (but it's getting a bit late in the day). We will leave here with her condition still generating pain, but hopefully with a combination of drugs that will allow us to manage it. Unfortunately, this episode caused her to miss her chemo treatment for this week, but when I checked her blood counts here, they were too low to have gotten her treatment anyway. Her next treatment has been scheduled for Tuesday of next week, but her counts will have to come up by then to allow the treatment. Given her current condition, that's going to be a challenge...

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Comments (7)

  • Renee Robuck
    Renee Robuck

    Geez o Pete!! that sucks!!! Poor Julie! I hope she is able to eat and gain strength now the pain medications have been figured out. I wish that there was something I could do for Julie and you. Just know that we are sending you both very positive thoughts and some very nasty thoughts about shingles! Please let me know if you need anything. Team Julie!!! we love y'all! Brent & Renee

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bill Taylor
    Bill Taylor

    OUR THOUGHTS AND CONCERN IS WITH YOU GUYS. WE CARE AND LOVE YOU BOTH

    one year ago · Reply
  • Cleo Tarver
    Cleo Tarver

    We continue to pray for both of you. Our Love, Cleo & Jduy

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sue Sullivan
    Sue Sullivan

    Sorry to hear Art, but hang in there and Julie you are going to be fine. This is just a temporary road block. Art will get it removed. :).

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jamie Middleton
    Jamie Middleton

    Art and Julie....shingles by itself is horrible and in this situation it should be outlawed!!!! Got the information from Sue.It got lost in my billions of emails...most of which mean nothing. I wish my best for you both and wish Julie a ton of energy and stamina. What hospital is she in? Fighting the big C is the biggest fight we can have, With you and your kids by her side, she knows she is surrounded by love. Either of you, please call or write at house 281-565-2360/ cell 281 814 4117. I do text but am not on facebook or twiter.

    one year ago · Reply
    • ART FARIAS
      ART FARIAS

      Thanks, for the note, Jamie. She's been in and out of the hospital, but is out right now. She's being treated at M.D. Anderson.

      one year ago · Reply
  • Bill Taylor
    Bill Taylor

    Don't know how you did it (travelling in these ice conditions but only you guys can do it). There is a bigger plan, keep the faith, may God ease your pain. Love Faye, Bill and Mike

    one year ago · Reply