24 December, 2010

Friday AM

Today's release is teetering on the results of some mid day blood work.  When the chemo breaks down cancer cells, toxins such as uric acid are released.  Most of these toxins are removed from the body through the urine.  However sometimes the levels can rise, causing the need for further medication.  Such is our position, as we await to see if the first round of this additional medication has reduced these toxins to an acceptable level.  If all is well, we may still have a late afternoon or early evening escape.

Robert is feeling fair this morning.  He is having a hard time with some jaw pain.  This is an expected side effect of the Vincristine, his primary chemo med.  He is sleepy and sore, but with some Tylenol/Codeine on board, he should soon be resting.