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#31 of 43 Old 05-20-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Sending good thoughts to you and your family!!
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You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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I'm concerned that I won't be able/allowed to nurse this little one because of treatments...one thing at a time I suppose
You could also pump and dump until your treatments are over. Keeping your supply up. It is not an easy life, EPing but if you are determined you can do it. Also you may be able to work out a way with an IBCLC for your babe to "nurse" off of you without actually drinking your milk. Like an SNS with formula and some sort of nipple sheld to prevent your milk from letting down into your babes mouth. This would still allow for all the bennifits of BFing that go beyond just the food aspect, also a huge huge aspect would be reducing the chances of nipple preference so when you are able to nurse again the transition to the breast will be seamless. This would look crazy of course but we as Mom's will do anything for our babes!

I hope you get great news at your next appointment!

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You will be in my thoughts as well!
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I went to our midwife yesterday...I like her more and more.

She confirmed my fears that we can most likely be expected to be induced anywhere from 32 to 36 weeks...depending upon my prognosis.

we'll have to see how this all proceeds, but I feel like I'm letting baby down...

...going to see our family doctor today...he's into holistic medicine, so I'm interested to hear what he has to say....

thank you for your continued support
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I'm sorry your fears were confirmed. Maybe your prognosis will allow baby to stay in longer than you think. Sending lots of hope, prayers & hugs mama

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Lots of for you. Praying and wishing for the best.

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I have been thinking of you. My heart is heavy for you. Just wanted to give hugs. I am praying for your healing and strength!
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*UPDATE*

We had our appointment at the cancer agency this week, and the news was as good as can be expected.

The results of the biopsy indicate that the subtype of Hodgkins is the least aggressive, and is slow growing. The recovery rate from treatment is also very optimistic.

This means that we will NOT have to induce baby, and that further diagnostic tests (involving radiation & chemicals) can resume AFTER baby is born.

...we can expect chemo to start about one month after the birth. I'm not sure what this means with respect to breastfeeding (i.e. if I can continue), but I'm feeling very blessed with the prognosis, and the fact that we don't have to 'push' baby, and that (s)he will have at least one month of breast milk.

...We also found out this week that my FIL has inoperable lung cancer...so my cancer pales in comparison, and thoughts of my treatment have been mentally set aside until we know what is happening with him.

Please pray for our family, particularly for DH...

thank you,
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So glad to hear your good news! Sorry to hear about your FIL. Will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

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I am so sorry to hear about your FIL I'll be praying for your family...

Since you are starting quimo a month after giving birth I highly recommend to breastfeed and pump as well to store milk. You can drink tons of RRL tea NOW so when the babe is born you'll produce tons of milk. Keep drinking it throughout that first month. Pump like a maniac! You can also get donated milk while you pump and dump if you run out of milk. Maybe you can find mamas in this ddc who could donate some since our babies are going to be pretty much same age. I'll love to help!

good luck momma!!!! we'll be thinking of you and your family

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No words of wisdom here, just want to let you know that yet another person is keeping you and your family in her thoughts & prayers.

Warm wishes,
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*UPDATE*

We had our appointment at the cancer agency this week, and the news was as good as can be expected.

The results of the biopsy indicate that the subtype of Hodgkins is the least aggressive, and is slow growing. The recovery rate from treatment is also very optimistic.

This means that we will NOT have to induce baby, and that further diagnostic tests (involving radiation & chemicals) can resume AFTER baby is born.

...we can expect chemo to start about one month after the birth. I'm not sure what this means with respect to breastfeeding (i.e. if I can continue), but I'm feeling very blessed with the prognosis, and the fact that we don't have to 'push' baby, and that (s)he will have at least one month of breast milk.

...We also found out this week that my FIL has inoperable lung cancer...so my cancer pales in comparison, and thoughts of my treatment have been mentally set aside until we know what is happening with him.

Please pray for our family, particularly for DH...

thank you,
charlene
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I just checked for your update.
My prayers are with you and your family
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