Saturday, June 27, 2009

After reading my hubands last post I think I have realized just how bored he must be! I'm not sure what else I can get him to do while we are here. He reads, he works, he watches movies, I bought him a DS, he doesn't really care for puzzles and such. Any ideas?

As for me. I am doing ok. I have thrown up a few times, have contracted a bladder infection (can you saw AWFUL-as if I don't have enough going on!) and slept a lot. I haven't really swelled that much this time and my skin didn't peel off like it usually does so those are some positives! Usually my skin just peels off like I have a really, really, really bad sunburn. It's quite gross. But, the Dr lowered the Interluekin 2 because my counts weren't coming up like he wanted them to so hopefully this will make a difference with that, but not with the whole kicking cancer's ass thing!

My mom emailed me some pics of the kids tonight and even though it brought tears to my eyes because I miss them more than anything in the world, it was great to see their cheesy little faces! Thanks Mom. I can't wait to see my gorgeous little munchkins tomorrow night.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Doin' OK

Heather had asked if I could post this morning and give a quick update on how things are going durin gthis round of treatment. So far things seem to be going well considering. When we met with the Doctor he was in a much better mood this time than last. He said of the one tumor of concern that we might have to surgically remove it, but many times all the cells within the tumor are dead as a result of the treatment. We are not sure when or if this will occur, our best guess is after the final round of therapy.

Usually on our trips down here we get through with all of our doctor's appointments by lunch time and then we wait until after 6:00 or later to get a room. This time we got the call while waiting on the doctor that our room was ready. This was awesome since we could get started early. The drugs all started around 6:00PM on Monday.
This round of treatment has definitely been different, but I don't think it has been worse than any of the other rounds (so far, knock on wood, and not just any wood, but a large oversized giant redwood tree). She has battled a headache for this round and some nauseau/vomitting, but all in all she has done very well. She has slept a lot this time, but most of her sleeping is drug induced from medicine to fight the headache.

Last night we were trying to get a skype (webcam) conversation with the kids, but unfortunately had connection problems. Instead I got to play with the webcam in the hospital. I hope you all enjoy the pics.

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