Thursday, January 21, 2010

A New Adventure

Yesterday we drove back to San Fransisco because Kevin had a 8:30am appointment at Dr. Wolf's clinic for extreme chemotherapy.

The day started off pretty well but the chemo arrived late so we got a late start on the meds. Around 1:30 they started the cytoxan drip, will he ate lunch. We learned that this dose was actually 8000mg which is 27 times moe than his body is used too YIKES.

(the bag with the yellow sticker is the cytoxan)

They have also been pumping him full of fluid. Originally we were going to have to wake him up every 3 hours to go to the bathroom, make him drink 2 1/2 liters throughout the night, and take more meds. We were a little nervous about this considering his history with not obeying us as opposed to medical staff.

Tara was our nurse today and she took wonderful care of Kevin. She made sure he got a private room, let him sleep when the meds hit, and laughed with us. 

A couple hours after the meds were in him he started to feel nauseous, which is normal but not a great sign considering his history with dehydration. They decided to send him across the street to the "Limited Stay Unit" were he will receive the fluid through the IV and all of his meds. He wasn't thrilled about this but Dale & Hillary were relieved to know he would get the care he needs especially if there are any more problems.

Kevin has never been to this floor or wing before. It's always nice to try something different! He's all set up to stay the night and probably most of tomorrow to continue getting the fluids he needs to flush out the harmful drugs. If all goes well he should be released tomorrow in the early evening.

1 comment:

  1. We look so forward to these postings - you guys are doing such a great job. Thank you again for sharing your experiences with the rest of us. Kevin, hope you know we pray for you daily and wish we could be there to encourage you in person. We love you and miss you!!! Joe and Val