Hi friends, it is Gloria again and although Ada is still in the ICU at Sloan-Kettering, I have much better news to share with you.
They have been able to successfully fight her infection with antibiotics and her white cell count is up today for the first time. Her infection was a byproduct of her first chemotherapy treatment. Although not unusual, it is serious and we are all very happy that she is working her way through it.
She is sitting up in a chair, having her first solid food for a while and should be transferred back to a regular room at Sloan-Kettering later today. She will still need to stay in the hospital for the next few days but she is back in a healing mode.
Although her spirits are improving as she feels better, she is still not up to talking to people or receiving visitors. We are reading to her emails and comments from the blog and those continue to help her. We hope in the next couple of days she will start listening to her phone messages. We don't think that she will be up to responding for a few days but I did want to let you know that she is getting to hear what you have been sending to her.
Our sister Mari and our niece Alicia Maria are with her and keeping her company through this time. So, she is not alone and also supported by the many prayers that we have been hearing about from her friends and family.
Thanks to all of you that are sharing the news with your communities, sending emails and voice-mails and praying. It is wonderful to hear about and Ada and her whole family truly appreciate it.
So today, she will keep going and take a few more steps towards healing on El Camino...that is the best news!
Until next time...