Good Morning, Today is the last day of Chemo for round 3. Normally the hard part comes when her ANC is falling and bottoms out at zero. Well, I am not sure why Jesse seems to have terrible days and nights with Jo and Clent, but Jesse and I had a great day yesterday and night. She was not very nauseated, and even thought her neighbors pizza smelled good. We ordered one up for Jesse, she took a few bites, and just didn't like the taste. Jesse has developed quit a discerning pallet since she has been here. She only threw up one time on my shift (got to love that). We had a great night nurse, I don't think Baxter beeped at all, she was right on top of it.
We had two other episodes yesterday. First she needed a blood transfusion to get her hemoglobin to 9. After it ran through her, she broke out in an itchy rash from her head to her toes. With meds, that took a little over an hour to go away. Next, jesse started retaining water, her feet, hands and face swelled up. They gave her a diuretic, and with a few trips to the bathroom, she was back to normal. Each day is a different journey, never knowing what the next day will bring. I cant remember a day here without some type of drama. Apparently, we have many life lessons yet to learn :)
Update on Talia, her MRI showed that the tumors are shrinking. She was able to go home yesterday, but will come back on Tuesday to start a new round of Chemo that will last 3 weeks. Our new roommate is 14, and very quiet. Thank you Lord!!
Have a great day, and if you are in Phoenix, enjoy the drizzle.
Love, Team Catron