Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday Evening (Thursday Morning?)

There has been some good progress this week! After preaching Sunday, Bryan spent most of Monday in bed trying to recover his energy loss. Tuesday, we had an early chemo appointment so we were up and out the door by 8:45. Since Bryan had the CPT-11 on Thursday last week, it was too close to have another infusion of it Tuesday. Thus, he received vitamins, 5FU and leukovorin and 20meq of potassium because his potassium was low. He had a three pound weight gain; after the 16 pound loss in the hospital we have reached triple digits once again!

The exciting news: his hiccups stopped for more than 24 hours! Regretfully, they have returned this evening while attending prayer meeting. It was a nice break and we are praying for more like that!

A little side note: as most of you know, Bryan is a big Nebraska Cornhusker football fan. Needless to say, we were delighted to learn Dr. Chen did his first medical residency at the University of Nebraska and enjoyed a little discussion with him regarding the Huskers. Go Big Red!


Mama B said...

Go Big Red!

Brenda said...

How can anyone deny that God has a sense of humor?
P.S. Jerry is good with needles but he is one chinese guy you probably don't want practicing acupuncture on you! We will pray for more hiccup-free days.