Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chemo Day Eight 03/24/09

Another day behind us, that much closer to being done!

Today, was very long! We arrived at 10:30 and left at 5:45; something ran through Bryan's port into his veins the entire time. He held his own on his weight and his RBC's, hematocrit and hemoglobin continue to descend. Another med has been added to the arsenal-- anabolic steroids--no spring training for Bryan! Actually, the doctors are hoping it will stimulate his appetite and beef him up a bit.

His mother continues to be on our minds. She is in a care facility for rehab after breaking her hip. We got the report today she may have to be there four to six more weeks. Once she is released, she will need 24 hour nursing care. Please pray for Bryan and his brother as they determine the best way to provide this care for her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope Bryan is doing well with the steroids; Colin doesn't handle the steroids well. It will be good if they stimulate Bryan's appetite. We're praying for Bryan's mother, too. May God will give you great wisdom in discerning the best way to provide for her care.

Jimmy had planned to be in church with you yesterday, but his trip had to be aborted due the volcanic eruptions of Mt. Redoubt. Flights from Anchorage kept being cancelled. He finally gave up and came home to Kodiak on the ferry. We are all planning a trip to Tacoma in about three weeks. We will look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Joy