Monday, July 13, 2009

Doctor update

I'm with The Boy for the morning, afternoon, and post-dinner. He's snoring softly, curled in a little ball next to me, with one hand and one foot on my belly. He loves touching bellies - skin ob skin contact is wry comforting to him.

The doctor said that it is extremey unlikely that he'll receive chemo this week. They need a port installed before they'll do the carboplatin, and that won't happen until he's healthier. Probably, late this week or early next week, they'll call us up and say "port today!" with chemo to follow.

His temperatures are down, and he slept well last night. One of the Valerie Fund nurses will be up in an hour to reestablish the IV line in his arm so that he can walk and stand.

1 comment:

Sarah R said...

Aw....I hope he starts perking up some. I'm glad he loves the skin-to-skin contact. That must be so important to his well-being, and I'm glad he has you for a daddy.

I was going to make a suggestion--with the IV thing. My mom works in IV therapy/ambulatory infusion. She said that when the nurses have trouble starting an IV, they call the IV Therapy Team to start it (they are the experts and it's their specialty). If you haven't done so already, I would highly suggest demanding they come do it so you don't have to deal with residents stumbling around with his IV. *hugs*