Two weeks ago, Emily’s blood work showed highly elevated liver enzymes which indicated a swollen liver in reaction to one of the very important chemotherapy drugs. A re-test was scheduled and, if the levels didn’t improve, Emily would need to stop that chemo, a treatment they were hoping to use long term to keep the cancer in check. In the weeks following that first blood test, Emily eliminated all irritants from her diet, including pain medication, she stayed out of the sun to avoid dehydration, and flushed her system with a gallon and a half of water each day.
Emily has been putting away cases of water as fast as they appear on her doorstep (many thanks to all of the incredible folks from near and far who have been sending water!). The postman decided to get a little bit cheeky this week while making a rather large delivery. Emily opened the door of the apartment to find that she had been barricaded in with boxes of water. While the wall of water is impressive, Emily’s 10,000 megawatt smile steals the show.
Re-test results: Liver enzymes down by 2/3! Although still slightly elevated, there is no longer cause for concern and the chemo can continue. What a relief!
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