Friday, April 18, 2008

So far, so good

Well over a week has passed since the first phase of chemo. The color has come back to Randy's cheeks and he has returned to his original upbeat self.

The weekend was a bit rough, as the doctors told him it would, but it seemed to mess up no more than about 48 hours; Saturday and Sunday, then the discomfort cleared and he was able to concentrate on staying healthy, doing some work, keeping in touch with Emily and Riley, and generally gearing himself up for the next session on chemo which will be in less than 2 weeks (It will be another Wednesday 30th April.)

A long heart-to-heart with his PCP Doctor Cotton seemed to help a lot. Randy and Cotton go back a LONG way and her counseling of him over an hour and a half seemed to help him a lot.

Yesterday, the reminders of the phase after the chemo seemed to get Randy a little on edge, and I could tell he was interested in having some company rather than sitting home alone all evening. Perhaps the reminder that, when the time comes, doctors would do a full sweep of his body to look for how well his body responded to chemo would be a challenging time. Still, the signs so far are good.

We are all hoping for the best and are confident that Randy's constitution will serve him well over the next weeks.

Best of luck, Randy. We are with you all the way.


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