Monday, June 23, 2008

Chemo Day 1.5

Mike here. Thought I'd chime in on how it went today. In the morning Lisa spiked a fever at 103.8 which we later was attributed to a urinary tract infection and was probably masked by all the Motrin we were giving her. 11:10 AM was the first appointment which was a blood draw (from the port in her chest so, no pokes) Afterward was the appointment with the oncologist for chemo at 12:15 PM. While the treatment was painless the time sitting there, 6 hours, takes it's toll. Along with the chemo, Lisa was givin antibiotics to take care of the urinary infection. At about 3:00 PM she must have broke the fever because she was out and drenched in sweat. I didn't there was any way I was taking her home at that point. A short time later she asked to go to the bathroom and we put some dry clothes on her and she seemed to perk right up. By 6:00 PM shen was up and walking around better than she had in over a week. Go figure. We're back at the lake house and getting ready for another round tomorrow at 10:00 AM. With a little luck we'll get out of there by 4:00 PM.

The other suprise was all the medicine that we take home and each time there's another proceedure we need to do at home. I'm quickly learning that taking care of this little girl is going to be a full time job and then some. As Linda pointed out, it's overwhelming.

Thanks to Therese and Bill Shortt, my cousins, in South Lyon for the quick dental work. Thanks to the neighbors at the lake for their support, especially Scott for keeping the grass cut. Thanks to Slades back in Canton for cutting the grass there. Huge help guys, I can't thank you enough!

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