Sunday, February 8, 2009
New Chemo Part 2
On Wednesday Maura received the second part of the new chemo regimen. She came home feeling fine, but by Thursday morning, the dreaded effects of her new drug were in full swing. Since then, everything has gotten worse, but still within the norm, we think. We had relatively short jaunts to the hospital on Thursday and Friday for shots and lab work. The only freaky thing this cycle has been an extremely high white blood cell count on Friday--quite the opposite of what we are used to. No fever, but lots of swollen cheeks, swollen throat, swollen glands, swollen joints, swollen everything. She spent the weekend in bed.