|Paul awaiting his first round of chemo...|
|First the nurse cleaned his port...|
|The port before the needle is inserted...|
|The needle is now inserted into the port...|
|The nurse covers the port with protective tape and writes the date on it...|
|Paul is now ready to be attached to his chemo...|
|Paul making his nurse laugh while she is giving him his Epirubicin...what a lovely red color it is...it kind of looks like kool-aid...it even makes your pee red!|
We were at Huntsman for 8 hours today! Paul managed to survive his first day of chemo. We have been given 3 different drugs to use for nausea. We are hoping to keep him hydrated and happy!
He received his doses of Cisplatin and Epirubicin and is now attached to a pump that will continue giving him chemotherapy (5-FU) for two weeks. We have a Home Health nurse coming next week to change the needle and the IV bag.
I must admit it was a little freaky seeing the nurses attach bags to my husband that said toxic on them...They told us if he gets a leak in his chemo bag (while we are at home) to call them immediately, so they can tell us what to do, because they have a special way of cleaning up the chemo spills (you know because they are so toxic).
Here's to hoping for little to no side effects!!!!!!!!!!!!