|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!|
|One of the nurses moms makes these hats...she was measuring Paul's head to see what would fit...doesn't he just look beautiful in this hat! They didn't have any manly hats...her mom is going to make him one... I really think the flower gives him character! I was kinda hoping he wanted to keep this one!|
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are praying for you Uncle Paul!ReplyDelete
Aaagghhhhh!!!! Oh, you two. Bless you for going through yet another "What the H?" life experience. Love you both!ReplyDelete
Love you so much! I'm digging that hat, btw... ;)ReplyDelete