Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chemotherapy is DONE

God willing, done forever. Lisa completed her last dose, a high dose at that, today at about 11:00 AM. According to the team she is doing remarkably well. Unfortunately that remarkably well includes one unhappy digestive tract. Between midnight and noon today she threw up 8 times. We've increased the anti nausea meds which seems to help and she's been sleeping for the past couple hours. As we expected she's stopped eating but we've hooked her up to IV nutrition.

The remainder of today and tomorrow is for rest and to clear the chemotherapy drugs from her system. Then on Thursday she'll receive her bone marrow transplant, which should be a bit anticlimactic from what I understand. The BMT team will come in and hang the bag and that will pretty much be it. Since the cells are Lisa's own we don't expect any complications with the transplant. The risk comes from virus, bacteria, and germs while her immune system is recovering.

Thanks for checking in. Keep the prayers coming. We'll update again on Thursday.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our prayers and love are with all of you.
Samantha and Jacob

Anonymous said...

You are all in our thoughts.

Love,
Pam

Anonymous said...

Good luck with everything!
with hope,
Alisa (acey)

Amanda said...

Good luck Lisa! BEAT CANCER! you can do it!!!!!
With love, hope, prayers and encouragement.
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Praying for this to be the last chemo ever and that the transplant goes smoothly. Go Lisa!!
xo
Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you. BEAT CANCER!!

McCann Family