This is from a family friend....
Hello all. For those of you who haven’t heard, after (name removed) sent this e-mail yesterday they ended up taking Nadine into the hospital and she was admitted. She will be there for at least a week if not longer. “Neutropenic” means that her immune system is very compromised and she is very susceptible to any and all kinds of buggies out there. (Name removed) says that Nadine is up for visitors. However, it has been suggested though to please limit visits to those who are very healthy. They ask that no flowers be sent as they carry pollens and other things that could make Nadine sick.
Nadine has lost 7 ½ pounds this past week due to the sores in her mouth and throat. The cells in the mouth and throat are the fastest growing and the chemo kills these, thus the cells in the lining of her mouth and throat cannot regenerate fast enough. This is causing her a lot of pain when she tries to eat. They are starting her on nutrition today, I am assuming through an IV drip of some sort.
(Name removed... another family friend) will try and e-mail later a more detailed update (her computer is temporarily down), but for now suffice it to say that the seriousness of this treatment is here. Levi is spending the day with family friends but is of course concerned about his sister.
Keep those prayers going!
Thank you all and God Bless you!