Biochemo Day 4 Begins

Greg had a pretty good night last night.  We usually sleep without interruption until about 3am.  Then it seems to get busy and the rest of the night is sort of hit or miss on sleep.  They come in to change IV bags, get vital signs, draw blood, etc. but it’s not all at the same time.  So just when we get back to dozing, someone else comes in.  He continues to do better with having less and less night sweats and his temperature continues to stay down.

He has felt better this morning and has been less fatigued than yesterday.  Still have some nausea and stiffness/soreness.  They just came to get him and took him for the cardiac test.  They say he will be gone about 5 hours!!  Long test….I might just have to stretch out in his bed for a short nap!  Please pray that the results of this test are favorable and do not bring any bad news.

Today is the last day of the chemo portion of the biochemotherapy.  He will receive two drugs tonight beginning around 6 pm.  Tomorrow starts the bio portion, or the “marathon” as the doctor calls it, and it will last for five days.  This will be the harshest part of the treatment and can have really severe side effects….fever, chills, fatigue, nausea, fluid retention, decreased blood counts, etc.  Please pray that Greg would be an exception to the norm and that the side effects would be minimal for him.

I keep telling Greg that if we are going to be away from home this long, I would much rather be on a cruise!  This morning he told me that I just wasn’t using my imagination….that being here is almost just like being on a cruise.  You have a very cramped living space, they bring your food to you, and even plan your activities for you.  What more could you ask for, right?!  I think I’ll hold out for the real thing!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and….love on your family!!!

Trusting His Plan,

Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

PS…..thanks to all of you that have offered to help with Katie’s car situation.  The car has been repaired and she picked it up yesterday!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beth
    May 21, 2013 @ 10:45:40

    It’s good to hear he’s keep his sense of humor!



  2. Cherie Maurer
    May 21, 2013 @ 12:19:30

    Yes, glad to hear that sense of humor we have all grown to love (?) !!! Smile 🙂



  3. Carolyn Masters
    May 21, 2013 @ 12:50:02

    Greg,We are glad you are feeling a little better today. Sorry you are having to spend your day having test. Praying for good results. Sandra, keep holding out for the real thing on that cruise. Love,Mom & Dad



  4. Mary
    May 21, 2013 @ 14:16:25

    I think you might be onto something — how come they couldn’t make a “Chemo Cruise” — MD Anderson could start its own cruise line. I think this is a great idea 🙂 Sandra – all joking aside – I’m praying fervently for Greg to tolerate this next phase well. Hugs!



  5. Bethany Johnson
    May 21, 2013 @ 17:21:36

    I vote for a real cruise when you both are through this “imaginary cruise”! We are praying in Jesus’ mighty name that Greg will tolerate this treatment and it will do its job well! Love you!



  6. Ike Copper
    May 21, 2013 @ 19:55:37

    That makes me laugh. I can hear Greg saying those exact words, just don’t buy into it – tell him you’re holding out for a cruise where you float.
    Let Greg know that he is constantly in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.
    Sandra, thank you so much for taking the time to keep everyone updated. You do an excellent job of explaining everything so well.



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