Friday, September 11, 2009

What a schedule!

Nick and I were at Huntsman on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. He got his first dose of the new treatment - 3 different chemos - and the schedule is incredible. He still has to have home health services for additional hydration (iv in a backpack), lab work and his neulasta shot. He gets to take his own vitals every 4 hours - that isn't working out so well; he's taken them once.

He'll get another dose of vincristine the next two consecutive Wednesdays. It really gets fun on the 28th when he goes in Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri for 6 hours each day to receive 2 different chemos. They asked him to consider inpatient, but he said he wants to come home at night. I kinda like the outpatient wing - lots of chatting in a really busy room. We finally got to meet our new friend, Lisa, who is from Alaska. She has the exact presentation of cancer that Nick did but her tumor is on her left side. She is being treated by Dr. Gouw, too. She is alone here in Utah and facing a major surgery later this month. We hope our new friendship will help ease her fears as Nick has already gone through what she still has yet to face. She, too, is very courageous with deep faith.

Tonight our charity softball tournament begins - we have 19 teams playing this year, ages 9 through 15. We've encountered numerous setbacks but it all seems to work out regardless. I hardly cried or swore yesterday so it's going to be all right. I love the energy the young girls bring to the field and to my heart. Batter up!

Love to all,



Anonymous said...

Hiya Nick - Busy times ahead!
Hope you're feeling okay after your first session. Good news is that you'll be going home after each treatment... Hang in there my friend and make sure you plan some fun stuff in between sessions.
Sending you love, light and healing. FG Jennie xx

Chris Ulvin said...

Girls - Strike Out Cancer!!!
Love, aunt Chris