March for Babies

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Um, Okay

Well, the phone rang but it was not the call I was really expecting. Manda and I will be checking into the hospital today for another three days of inpatient chemo. This will include a new drug she has not had before. Apparently it will take three weeks for her blood counts to recover from this dose of chemo. We will meet with the surgeon on October 2nd to discuss the operation and recovery. Surgery to remove the tumor on her liver is scheduled for October 9th. This gives Manda time to recover from the chemo and also allows the surgeon to go on his 2-1/2 week vacation. (They have assured me that the vacation has nothing to do with this new dose of chemo.) We won't be doing a complete four week cycle of chemo at this point, just this one dose and then time for her to rest before surgery.
So, wish us luck! I think it is going to be a long three days.

Mere :O)
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Anonymous said...

Ugh. I wish there was a way to transport myself there to pop in and relieve you for even a few minutes, or to read to Manda or something. Please know that I'm going to keep thinking good things for you all!

JenP said...

Sending loads of love.