Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Once again we are in the zone where we feel very positive because we are "doing something" instead of waiting. Waiting is so very hard. But we are on Day 2 of chemo now. Long days seem to be the norm now. We arrived here at 10:00 a.m. for her first chemo yesterday. Because of difficulties with her central line which necessitated a couple rounds of "central line draino" and another chest x-tray, chemo didn't start until about 6 pm. We left the hospital around 11:30 p.m.! The good news is that, except for the last hour or so, she tolerated the chemo pretty well. She even ate solid food and kept it down for the first time in a week. She was so exhausted, and the nausea meds so strong that she slept more last night than she has slept in the last several days combined. We've been at the hospital since 9:30 this morning for a doctor appt. Because chemo was delayed yesterday, we'll have afternoon chemo times for the rest of the week, but not quite as late as yesterday. At least that will give us time in the a.m. to establish our chemo care routine. We are still on the wrong end of the learning curve, but making progress.