Thursday, August 27, 2015

Update on Chemo: Round 4

After a series of serious setbacks involving her kidneys and blood work that delayed resumption of chemo until late yesterday, Sandi is back on track today and doing okay. They are pushing a continuous flow of saline solution and steroids into her trying desperately trying to keep her kidneys functioning despite everything. She has also had to have another blood transfusion which made things more complicated.

I spent the day with her today and she was able to crochet some though her hands are hurting her quite a bit as is as well as her left shoulder. X-rays have been taken of the shoulder and they are negative. I suspect, since the x-rays were negative, they may chalk it up to her worsening arthritis and just watch that situation. I am not sure if they intend to do anything for now to chase the source of her pain or why her arm is losing mobility.

For now, she is doing okay and hopefully the worst of this round of chemo is behind her. On the current pace she most likely would not come home until sometime late Saturday.


Bill Crider said...

Sometimes you have to wonder which is worse -- the treatment or the disease.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Very true.

Reine said...

Hang in there, you two. It's a tough row to hoe. R.