Today was blood work, a shot, and a doctor visit with the cancer folks. Sandi did not get the shot because her blood levels indicated it was not needed. A couple of things were lower as well as higher than they would like. She now has a magnesium supplement to take and needs to really watch what she eats from a diabetic standpoint as what would have done something minor before will send her sky high now.
Her biggest issues remain her extreme fatigue and nausea. A trip out, like today, wore her out. That is to be expected and another reason why she is to be home at all times except when necessary. The nausea is going to be treated by an additional medication that she will take twice a day. Everything else she keeps taking as scheduled and they will see her Friday for more blood work and another doctor visit.
And that is going to be our new routine. Every Tuesday and Friday Sandi will have to be there for blood work and a doctor check to make sure things are stable. That will take a couple of hours plus the drive back and forth each way. Every 21 to 28 days she will be back in the hospital for another round of chemo. Each round will take three to four days.
If things go right, this will continue for months until sometime, most likely late in August, when they will move to the next phase of treatment and longer hospital stays. I won't try to explain how this works now as I don't know it all, but, what little I do know seems very daunting. This is a very long haul deal and there are lots of milestones to meet and bridges to cross before we get to that point. When one starts looking at the logistical schedule of all this, the mind boggles. How we both are going to get through it I have no idea.
This is truly a one day at a time situation......