Update on Trichelle

An update on my niece, Trichelle, as she goes through cancer treatments.

Last Monday, Trichelle had her fourth treatment of the first set of four rounds of chemotherapy. Her blood work showed her immunity was really low (1.4) when the lowest limit allowed to give more chemo is 1.5. However, because it was so close to the minimum, we soon saw our cancer doctor, and permission was given to give the final round anyway. We were thankful that the treatments could continue on schedule. This new round will drop her immunity even lower with the lowest point being most of this week. The rules about staying distant from people and no handshakes or hugs were again stressed.

The last round seemed to be the most challenging so far. Each round seems to make Trichelle more weak and tired. She also had a number of canker sores develop as well. The drugs sure have helped with the nausea and sick feelings though. We give thanks to our God that our family has not picked up any colds or sicknesses yet. This meant that we could be together as family for most of the past 3 week cycle.

We continue to feel supported by our church, school, family, and friends. Coming home from the cancer hospital, it was encouraging to stop at the mailbox and receive a card from some relatives, then shortly after settling in at home a meal prepared by a friend was delivered. Thanks also to the families who have our children for the next few days! We couldn’t imagine what it would be like to go on this journey without such support

We received our schedule for December, and the following rounds of chemo treatments are planned to begin on Monday, December 9, and run every Monday for 12 weeks. We also received some instructions about what to expect, do’s and don’ts, etc. It seems strange to think about the Christmas season coming and the busyness it usually brings together with this new reality in our lives.

We are thankful for the medical care received so far. The hospital staff and volunteers have been very caring and supportive. The chemo nurses have been awesome. They all seem to go out of their way to make you as comfortable as possible. What a blessing it is to have such care just a short drive from home.

So thanks to so many who have shown support. Please continue to pray for healing and that the side effects of this round would be minimal.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Dave, Trichelle, Breyden, Quinten, and Emilee Beeke


  1. Pat & Tom Glerum

    We’re praying every day

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