Some of you already know about this, but mom had a port put in back in November of last year. The stitches around the port started to scab, but it just hasn’t wanted to heal completely. She left it alone, but the scab fell off the about a week and a half ago and it left a little hole in her chest. Mom went back to the doctor on January 22nd for a check up visit with her doctor and while she was there, they tried to steri-strip the hole back together. Although, by the next day, that had already come off. She went back to the doctor the next afternoon and the doctor put her on an antibiotic to make it heal faster, but she had to stop taking that antibiotic because it was causing too much stomach/gall bladder distress. She began a different antibiotic on Sunday and so far it hasn’t bothered her stomach or gall bladder that much. Since there is still some infection at the site and it’s near her port, we’re asking for prayer that the infection will clear up and not get under the port. If it doesn't clear up and goes under the port, she will have to have the port removed and start the process of healing all over again.
She is scheduled for maintenance chemo on January 31st, but that might have to get postponed if the hole doesn't close up before then. They may decide to go ahead and have the port removed, which will put off her chemo session. We’ve been planning a surprise party for my grandma’s 80th birthday on February 13th and if mom’s chemo is postponed, she won't be able to participate in that activity because she will be dealing with the chemo effects that week. Mom’s older sisters are also coming in that weekend and we’ve really been looking forward to it for awhile now.
We are resting in God’s plan for the situation, but we would really appreciate any prayers. So, please pray that the infection clears up and her port hole will continue to close up before the 31st of this month.
Thank you all so much for your faithful prayer support! :)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” ~Philippians 4:6