Psalm 28:7 "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

Through the Years

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We reached one milestone yesterday!

Yesterday Natalie received her last injections of Peg asparaginase. These are three chemo shots that they give simultaneously in her thighs. They sting when they go in. We put numbing cream on her legs and then ice so she doesn't feel the shots but the medicine goes into her muscle and that hurts. So, we are really glad that was the last time for those. She has had them five times. Now she doesn't have any more chemo until the 14th of this month. Unfortunately, the effects of these shots cause nausea so that is a bummer but hopefully the medicine we got for that (Emend) will take care of it. On the 14th she gets a spinal tap again and some IV chemo.
One of Natalie's doctors told her Thursday that she was the only patient he had ever had with the attitude and smile she has. He said she finds the positive in everything and he loves that. She is handling this so well and for a doctor of 20 plus years to say that was really nice. She told him "she might as well be happy because it sure wouldn't help things for her to be sad or mad." We are so proud of her.


  1. Nat, you are an example to us all! You make me smile, just thinking about you!
    Congrats on getting past this phase!

  2. I'm glad Natalie got Emend! It doesn't eliminate the nausea for me but it certainly helps. Hope you guys have a good week :)