Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I am pleased to report that there were no complications today.

Got there and they started pumping things into her right away. From benadryl to some other drugs that they felt were needed - and probably were. The drugs ended up making her pretty stoned so she was pretty groggy and slept for the better part of the day.

The whole process took most of the day to complete, mainly because they brought her onboard with the drugs slowly. In theory it will take 1.5 hours next time vs. the ~5hrs it took today.

For now she is resting. We'll see how she is feeling later on. I suspect nausea might start, but maybe it won't - THAT would be great.

It's only day 1 of September, and it already feels like fall. There was even a frost warning earlier today for tonight. The other day I asked Mike if he thought the precipitation we accumulated this summer would continue through the winter and he hoped it would! I keep having flashbacks to winters in Ontario.

Round 2 - T minus 3 hrs and 15 minutes

September already.... and it's 0715. Today, Mom restarts chemo at 1030.

Her oncologist has her on the same pre chemo drugs as last time, but in addition to that has added a histamine beta blocker, and she is now on blood pressure medicine.

Hoping that she does not get an allergic reaction today or some other random side effect within the following days.

It shouldn't take as long to initalize this time, simply because Mom now has a port-o-cath.

Her incision line from surgery is almost closed and in little to no risk for infection.

Will update later or as we go.