Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday Evening: A Sandi Update---Round Two Chemo Therapy

Today was another all day affair at the hospital so that Sandi could have the second round of chemo therapy. Her blood work took over two hours to process this morning due to an equipment failure in the lab so nothing could be done until they got that sorted out. Once they did, the numbers for today showed a drop in all areas that they are concerned about. A drop would be expected at this point, if not earlier, so they are happy about her numbers all things considered.

Once the blood stuff was out of the way they could start the saline drips, then the anti nausea stuff, and finally about two hours later the first of the chemo drugs. It was again very hard on her but did not seem to trigger the massive life threatening reactions she had with the first round. She spent about half the time sleeping. When she was awake, she worked on an afghan she is making while we occasionally visited with other patients.

Barring any overnight complications, she will be back in the morning for her injection and then she is back in isolation at home until late next week when she has another lab/doctor appointment.



Helen Ginger said...

Hi Kevin. This is my first visit here, so I don't really know you or Sandi, but I am so glad things went well for her in this round of therapy.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Helen. I have been one of your loyal subscribers for along time. Glad you stopped by.

Pat R. said...

Glad things have been smoother for the therapy.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Me too...so far so good. If it is like last time today will be a hard day for her as the stuff starts really doing a number on her. She is still sleeping so I don't know yet how she is today.