Mary Johnston Update

As of last night, Mary was still struggling as she is receiving her treatments.  With all of the swelling in her organs, her spleen seems to be giving her particular trouble.  The doctors aren’t sure why, but she has been receiving pain meds and other things to allow her to rest.  Another concern is that her fevers have spiked again.  This usually happens after the chemo treatments finish, but it has begun earlier for some reason.  Another new development is that she now has a rash from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet, most likely a reaction to the drugs.  Another possibility perhaps, is that with her immune system compromised, she is now manifesting an allergy to old pig farmers (Bro. Bob)…but I am no doctor.  This round of chemo will be finished up today and then a short waiting game to see how it has worked.  Please continue to lift them up in prayer…