Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chemo ....10/15, 10/19, 10/22

The first Chemo treatment, on 10/12/10, made him feel good .....this might not be so bad after all!

On 10/13/10, Amedisys Home Health came to instruct me on the correct way to flush the Pic Line. I was glad this thing wouldn't stay attached to him, forever!

On 10/15/10, he had his 2nd Chemo, and then he rode with me to pick our daughter, Gale, up at the airport in Gulfport. Too much of a trip, shouldn't have done this!! He felt badly after this treatment and for the next few days, during most of her 4 day visit.

The Chemo was already affecting his taste buds.  He was constantly thirsty, and needed to drink 8 - 10 glasses of liquid each day to flush the Chemo out of his kidneys, but things were beginning to have a metallic taste. 

10/19/10 ....3rd Chemo....still not feeling well.

10/22/10 ...Chemo....4th and final treatment of this cycle. The Pic Line was removed, today. A Port will be inserted before the next Chemo Cycle begins. Finally, he feels better. We have learned that he needs to rest the day of, and the day after, Chemo.....and maybe, everyday in between if that's what's needed.

No Chemo for the next 10 days ....getting ready for our trip to Dallas and the meeting with Dr. Larry Anderson at UT Southwestern - Bone Marrow Transplant Center.

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