Monday, August 15, 2011

Update on Nick Baxley 8/15/11

I apologize for the delay in letting y’all know how Friday’s chemo went. The weekend was very hectic trying to get things ready for the first day of school today.

Nick handled the “new” chemo pretty well...mostly.

The oncologist decided to reduce the dosage from 1500 mg down to 1000 mg. He really wanted to keep from having to give Nick more steroids.

Nick did very well, until the very end of the chemo. Literally, the IV bag was empty and the last little bit of chemo was going in when he began to react.

The reaction really only showed up in Nick’s blood pressure. The doctor was hoping that since the reaction came when the chemo was finishing Nick’s body would be able to recover without any intervention.

After about 15 minutes, Nick’s blood pressure was still high. The doctor ended up deciding to give Nick more steroids so that the reaction would stop. It did. I didn’t have to give Nick any more Benadryl once we were home. I did have to give some more steroids, but not a lot.

The oncologist has decided to stop the “new” chemo for now. I don’t know if it is completely off the table, but Nick is NOT getting the chemo this week.

I have to say that I am relieved. More than relieved really.

We will go back to Birmingham on August 31. Nick is scheduled for CT scans to see what this cancer is doing. He is also scheduled for the old chemo and IVIG.

Please pray as God leads.

We really need to see God move right now.

In His Grip,

Kristy Baxley


Sandra Chafee said...

Thanks for the update. We'll pray for a good report when He goes back. Hugs to all of you. God bless you guys.

Elon Willing said...

Thanks for sharing with us. Poor Nick, I had hoped he would not have any reation at all. It really must be hard for him to have to be in shcool now and also having the chemo still in his system. I can relate to that and I didn't have to go any place after mine. I know how proud you are of the children. They are both so precious to our Lord as you. Praying for you all, Love in Chist's name. elon

Elon Willing said...

My first comment got lost so I will try again.

Tell Nick we are all so proud of him the way he handles his chemo and keeps up his studies. I know how hard it is after one has had a chemo treatment. I know you are proud of Nick and Kacie. They are precious to Jesus and to us as you are. God bless you all, Love in Jesus Name, Elon

Tarnyia said...

Hi Kristy... WOW or OH MY GAWD... I came across your blog by accident and I went right back to the beginning and have just finished reading... you and your little family have endured so much and still enduring it but you are one tough strong amazing lady and you probably don't think that you are... cancer is such a horrible disease and only has 2 choices live or die... your Kieth would have been amazed at your strength through out his fight and he would not have fought as hard as he did for those years if he hadn't of had you by his side... your grief was so over whelming and I felt it in every word that you wrote and still now and all I want to do is give you the biggest hug and sit with you and hear about your man... your love for him is just wonderful... and he is with you every step of the way through Nick's fights... Nick sounds like a fantastic young man and a fighter... I am not a religious person never have been and probably never will be... but you are in my thoughts and I will be checking in to see how you are going and Nick and Kacie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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