Friday, September 08, 2017

Chemo Round 3

Late this afternoon Sandi was admitted to the hospital for the third round of chemo. Today she was doing okay and was not having any pain from the skull tumors (which are clearly growing again) though the nearby swelling at the back of her head was massively worse. If the swelling is the cancer mutating and spreading, as the doctors believe, I have no idea if this current chemo protocol is going to do a damn thing to help her.

But, she is in and awaiting chemo. We think they will start with blood transfusions tonight as she was so anemic Wednesday. They won't start anything until they get the lab work back and know how Sandi is tonight. Since they only have the one line into her to work with, we think things may extend beyond the five days unless they end up adding IV lines into her.

I know there is a lot of horrible stuff going on right now. But, if you have a moment to think of her and say a little prayer (or whatever works for you), I would really appreciate it. Thank you. 


Bill Crider said...

I think of you both often and am still hoping for a good result!

Jerry House said...

It's just one damn thing after another, isn't it? Like Bill and so many more of your many friends, I'm still hoping for a good result. Stay strong, the two of you!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Bill and Jerry. I believe that while medicine can and does a lot, the thoughts, prayers, whatever one wants to call it, is what has kept her here with us this long. I am not the only one who thinks that as her doctors and nurses do too.