Sunday, February 22, 2009

3 down 3 to go

Well, we've got 3 days of chemo done and have 3 more left to go before a day of rest. The first drug thiotepa has left Lisa nauseous but very clean. She's thrown up every day since receiving it both in the morning and night. Because of the drugs toxicity, she had to get 4 baths a day. She handled that pretty well. We started our new drug today-- carboplantin. No baths required, but she seems even more nauseated. As anticipated, she's already stopped eating. We've dropped from eating all the time to eating just 2 spoonfuls of cereal today....1.5 of which she threw up.

She'll have one day of rest...Wed....after that she begins her stem cell transplant. So far the doctors are pleased with her progress. She is one tough cookie and still is getting up and about. Unfortunately because her counts are starting to drop and she has very little immunity she's not allowed in the playroom or around others who might get sick, so the days are pretty long and boring. Click her to read more about Bone Marrow and Stem cell transplant.

A big thanks to Grandma Mc for taking a turn at the hospital last night so Mike and I could have a night off. It was a wonderful reprieve for us and hopefully not to rough on Grandma.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sending thoughts of peace, rest, nuturance, and nourishment. You are all in my prayers, every day.

Peace,
Pam

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you got a break. I hope she continues to stay strong through the next few days.

As always, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Take care,
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Poor Lisa. :( good to hear that she is staying strong tho! I'll keep the prayers coming!
Be Happy,
Alisa (acey)

Amanda said...

stay strong Lisa!
Amanda

Diane Ebeling said...

Hang in there Lisa!! Stay strong, be tough!! Beat this poopy cancer!!

Diane and JuliAnna