Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keeping track of Shelley

Hi, family and friends of Shelley. This is Greta. I'm starting this blog so that all of Shelley's friends and family can keep track of what's happening.

Today Shelley is at St. Luke's hospital getting a stomach tube in preparation for the chemotherapy and radiation that she needs to treat a large tumor at the base of her tongue. Yesterday she had a tracheotomy, to facilitate her breathing during the period of treatment.

The tumor was diagnosed earlier this month with a biopsy after Shelley continued to have a sore throat despite two rounds of treatment.

Soon we will put more information about Shelley on the blog, including photos.

Come back soon.