First of all I want to tell you .... As can easily happen with all the info. that gets thrown at you we misunderstood the sched. of chemo for this session. Lisa will be up at Doernbecher for 4 days at a time, but the chemo is only administered to her for 4 hours the first day. It is such a strong dose of chemo that they spend the next 3 days giving her lots of fluids to wash her system out and to monitor how her body is reacting to the extreme chemo. So with that said...Lisa started chemo about 8:30 last night. She spent 3 hours getting very sick. Gail was so thankful that Gordon was there to help her with Lisa. The nurses were great, but the burden that a mom and dad carry is heavy. They were gearing up for a long 4 days but a little while after the the chemo was finished Lisa settled into her old "sleeping beauty" way and slept most of the day. About 5 I talked with Gail and Lisa for a few minutes and Lisa was enjoying a action packed episode of Sponge Bob on TV for a little while. So again they are very thankful that Lisa has not continued to be sick and is resting well.
Next door to them, Randy the senior from West high, was admitted to start his session of chemo tonight about 7:30. Lisa and Randy had a few minutes to chat and support each other. It is always nice to connect to someone who is going through what you are going through.
If all goes well Lisa will be home on Sun. afternoon. Thanks for your prayers.