May 14, 2012 - 8:24 am
David is scheduled for chemo (carboplatin) and Avastin on Tuesday, if his counts are okay. We'll get bloodwork done tomorrow.
David had a better week this week--of course, when I say "better," that's a relative term. He was able to feed himself, make it to the bathroom (with help), talk a little....we even went out for lunch on Monday, and he spent an hour at my sister's yesterday with the extended family (about 35 of us). But he is very weak....he can only walk short distances and he needs a person on each side of him.
David's "brother from another mother" came for a visit. His name is Josh, and he and David were college roommates. They played college basketball together, and they are really good friends. He's David's closest friend, and vice versa. Josh has had a really hard time with how sick David has been. I feel bad for him. David really loves Josh and hadn't seen him for a few months. I didn't tell David that Josh was coming, and when Josh walked in his room, the look on David's face....I had to leave for a few minutes to get a grip. Josh spent a few hours with David and it totally wore David out, but it was worth it.
I told David about the upcoming treatment on Tuesday, and the look on his face....I DREAD it for him. But at this point, I'm glad he's well enough to get treated. I still am hoping and praying that the treatments will beat the tumors back. He's only had the chemo two times, and we haven't done an MRI yet to see if it's helping. I don't know if the chemo is helping or making him sicker. Sometimes
Please excuse the typos and bad grammar. It's 5 am and it's been a long night---and I'm typing with one finger on my iPhone. I hope that you all are doing good and going forward in your battles against this beast of a disease. I think about you guys all the time and I check CSN frequently to see how you all are doing. Not a lot of posts lately.... I'll take that as a good sign that you guys are doing well.....
Love and blessings,