Since I spent Tuesday night at the hospital, I wasn't home to weigh myself, but I'm home now, so tomorrow morning, I'll weigh-in and blog about my week.
John is doing absolutely terrific with this chemo! Until earlier this evening, he's had no side effects from all the chemo they've been pumping into him since Saturday. After lunch today, he had a bit of nausea, so they give him a compazine and he was fine. The nurse did tell us that some side effects might hit in a few days.
This evening, John was given his last bag of chemo. Tomorrow is considered Day -1 and it's a rest day. No treatments at all. On Friday morning, they'll do the stem cell transplant, right in his room. I wish I could be there for that but I have to work and I also have to get up very very early on Saturday to take Dani to college, 5 hours away. So I won't be going in to visit with John on Friday or Saturday. I feel bad because I'm the only one who visits him!
They keep a chart on his wall of his white Blood cells, Hemoglobin and platelet counts. Normal white cell counts range between 4 and 10. By the end of the week, Johns WBC should be 0. As of today, it was 8. It's been around 10+ all week. Unless something dramatic happens in the next day or so, I don't see that happening. Maybe he won't have to stay in the hospital as long as they predicted! I guess time will tell. There are other numbers too but I'm too tired to post about them.
Well, it's rather late, I'm really tired, so I'm hitting the sack! More tomorrow!