Saturday, May 30, 2009

Today

Today has been a bit of a rough day. Heather has suffered from the chills quite often which is very abnormal. She also has had a very erratic change in temperature swings, she goes from 95 to 104 in a fairly short amount of time. The doctor also noticed that her skin had broken out today in what appears to be blisters. He became very concerned that she had some sort of infection and performed some cultures. We do not know the results of these cultures yet, but the doctor did start some antibiotics today, and it seems to have helped. She definitely was a little more perky this evening, before going back to sleep.

Last night was fairly rough, as her blood pressure made some very dangerous swings, at one point I think her blood pressure was in the range of 60 over 40 which if you don't know normal is 115 over 75. To combat this they increased fluids and would not give her the medicine for chills, which ultimately made the chills worse over night.

Of course with all of this going on Heather did not get much sleep last night. I find it funny that in a hospital the nurses and doctors always seem to find the moment when you have just fallen asleep to enter your room, this happened quite regularly last night and into today. This did not make Heather too happy with one of nurses around shift change, and we had to politely ask her to come back later for a dressing change.

Today, we had a couple of great visitors come by. Shana came by and visited for a few minutes and then Angie came by for a few minutes. We were definitely grateful for the company as we do not get out much during the course of the treatment schedule. Seeing familiar faces is always good.

All in all this has been a rough trip to MD Anderson, but Heather really is doing alright. There have been ups and downs with this trip, but Heather is making it through. Sunday morning the last bag of drugs is hung up, and that bag is scheduled to end, around 2:00AM, which ironically is the time the bars used to close when we were in college.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Cody

12 comments:

Chris said...

I'll keep praying for Heather. Hope the antibiotics continue to help.

Chelle said...

Heather--you are in my prayers, sweetie.

Thank you for updating us, Cody.

Hope said...

I'm praying for you, Heather!

Jen :) said...

You are in our thoughts even more today! I hope the antibiotics help to make the last couple of days much better! I've been wearing my band everyday since you've been gone and I've got it on today! GO TEAM HEATHER! You CAN do this!

The Mom Jen said...

Thinking and praying for you Heather!!

Mom and Dad said...

Dear Heather -
I know this has been rough on you. Think of the joy on Tuesday evening when you see the babies. They will be so glad to see you. Happy Anniversary to you and Cody. The 3 am calls have been great! Are you in a different time zone than we are? We love you so much. Love, Mom and Dad

Erin said...

Thanks so much for the updates...

Deb & Randy said...

Cody...Thanks for the Posts, You ARE the MAN!! Heather....keep his spirit in your heart and his strength in your mind. Praying that each day you get stonger and healthier. LOVE Deb and Randy.

Clare said...

thinking of you guys!!! sending love!!

Jamie Jo said...

I just came across your blog and I want you to know that I (a perfect stranger) will be praying for you! Your strength is beautiful.

Kristi said...

Stay strong Heather! My entire office is still praying for you and your sweet family!

p.s. You were 100% my motivation when I scheduled a full body cancer screen with my dermatologist (to be done at the end of this month). Thank you for continuing to share your story with us!

amanda said...

thinking of you both....

 
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