My daughter went for her 5th chemo a few hours ago, and we are praying it goes as well as the 4th, which she was able to complete without incident. The 3rd one was the problematic one where she had a reaction of wheezing, and they had to stop it soon after it began. I went with her yesterday to the oncologist, and he had some positive news, the markers have gone down some and the tumor shows some shrinkage on the CT. She will have 4 more rounds of chemo, and then another CT. Her chemo is the strongest, hard to tolerate but necessary.
We took Mike to UCLA for the first time in 10 months for an in-person appointment on Weds. It was really necessary to check the "machinery" he has implanted in his brain and in his chest. He wasn't doing well at all for the past 3 months. They changed the settings and he's been doing a bit better, symptoms less severe. I hope this will continue, sometimes improvement waxes and wanes.
It's much more difficult for me to get around and it takes more out of me to go to UCLA and then the next day to Kaiser. Both are large medical facilities. I'm glad the weekend is coming and there won't be much on the agenda, just to take Stacey back to the hospital on Sunday to have the chemo pump removed.
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