April 8th 2009 09:14 pm

Navelbine #4 and Transfusion #2

I was sitting at home on Tuesday looking forward to a relaxing lunch with my friend Traci before chemo.  As I was sitting there, I received a phone call that I needed a transfusion, and then they asked me if I wanted to do it all in one day.  I said, “Definitely no!”  Well that relaxing lunch turned into running around the hospital getting things ready for the transfusion the following day.  We ate at Del Taco…nice and relaxing, and then headed off to chemo.

Chemo went smoothly.  Once again, it knocked me out.  I slept through the whole thing, and then slept until dinner after coming home.  They were able to leave the port connected, so that I wouldn’t have to be stuck by the nurses at the hospital where they’re still learning how to do that.  

My mother-in-law, Oralia, came last night; I am glad that she was going to be here for the unexpected transfusion.  She also took Kai all around the festival in uptown.  He jumped in the Pirate Jumper, aka Yo Ho Pirates, he held and chased a squealing pig, and he rode the ponies.  That’s what Nanas are for right!  He is so spoiled!!!  He even came home eating Kettle Corn!  What an outing!  🙂  

This morning I started to get a little bit nervous because they couldn’t get blood from the port.  Finally, it worked.  Whew!  I slept a lot today.  My red blood count was the lowest it’s been at 7.0!  I guess that explains a lot of the sleeping I’ve been doing.  It continued as I slept a lot of my day away.  Once they got it going things ran smoothly; even removing the port went well this time, after I coached them through it.  🙂  

So tonight I am doing well.  I don’t know that I feel more energy yet from the transfusion, but hopefully tomorrow I will.  

Thank you for all of your prayers and support over these past two days.  They really have been tough ones.  Two more chemos and then a CT scan.  Please start praying over those results as those determine the path of treatment.  I’m praying for a clear scan…NOTHING there, nothing there, nothing there…

Love to you all,


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One Response to “Navelbine #4 and Transfusion #2”

  1. pattybrunell on 14 Apr 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    Monica, I want you to know that even though I haven’t posted much on your blog, I check it every day to see updates. I am praying for you and your family each and every day hoping that unlike Coco Chanel…it doesn’t take #5 to find the miracle elixir for you. (Hey, I’m a designer so it fits that I think of Chanel) I am here every day if you ever need me. I just wanted you and Sol to know that.

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