24 December, 2010

Thursday 12/24 Mid Day

Unfortunately we will be spending Christmas morning here in the hospital.  We may be able to go home later in the day.  If so, we will just celebrate Christmas Sunday morning.

Robert is resting comfortably. He is exhausted this afternoon and I can't get him out of bed to have any fun.  So we are just relaxing and chatting in between naps.  Mamma is taking a break and visiting with Ben and Allie.  I really miss them,  and would love to see our family back together soon. 

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.