Sunday, September 10, 2017

Chemo Round 3-- Day 3

We are back home from seeing Sandi at the hospital. As you can see, she was sitting up today and was doing okay.

They are again making extra sure that she is getting the correct chemo and in the correct sequence. The guy who caught the disastrous error back at the end of May is once again on her case and checking things. I got to meet him today and tried to express how grateful I was for everything he did for her and his continuing work on her case. I think all I managed to do was super embarrass him. He most likely saved her life and a "thank you" from me does not begin to cover that.

At this point, everything seems to be going okay. She did not get any blood today and as of right now they did not see any reason to do a blood transfusion today. That is a good thing as Sandi is one of those rare folks that a blood transfusion makes her feel way worse than if they had left things alone. The chemo continues as she is on the third bag of the day and that one is a 24 hour one which means it won't finish until around 1 am.

She was going to order a little food to just get something into her when we left and then probably will be out for much of the afternoon.  She is hoping she can be awake for most of the Cowboy game tonight. She was able to see much of the game last night and was not happy that her beloved Ohio State lost to Oklahoma. She has seen some of the hurricane coverage and is very worried about friends and family down in Florida who are in the direct path of Irma this afternoon.

So far, things seem to be as good as they can be during chemo. The doctor again today brought up doing the PET Scan asap once she is through chemo so we now have the impression that they will be trying to get her in for that as early as late next week.


Bill Crider said...

Glad for positive news.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Me too. The skull situation has not changed in appearance, but she has been pain free since yesterday morning so we hope the chemo is doing something for that.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

I seldom comment, Kevin, but I want you to know that I always go to the Sandi posts first...and if there isn't on, I worry. You and she, and your son, in my thoughts daily. Best....