Chemo was an okay day on Tuesday. Just as I predicted, Bryan's red count was low and the bilirubin high (although, down from last week!). He has been so fatigued with all the blood loss (which no one knows where it is coming from) and he is jaundiced. He had an alarming 6 pound weight gain, but before we can woohoo about it, we must acknowledge the edema he is experiencing in his extremities (arms, hands, feet and legs, oh and his face, too). Most likely his dry weight remains the same.
His hematocrit was 25.1, which was the ticket to get two units of blood this afternoon (in Tacoma, yeah!). After the transfusion, he feels much better. The lightheadedness is virtually gone and he has more pep. He stayed up and watched the children play a game (TABOO, that's the name of the game) this evening. Lately, he's been going to bed by 9:00 and I think he turned out his light about 11:00.
Praise number (1) (almost fearful to even mention it though) no more hiccups!!! The last hiccups I heard were Monday night. What a relief for Bryan to be set free from this plague. Waiting patiently for the deliverance from the cancer. We keep hoping the bleeding is dying tumors (they are very vascular!).
Praise number (2) Dr. Chen would like Bryan to challenge his ability to process food. We will be adding clear liquids and clamping his gastric drain to see if things process in the proper manner. This should help prevent his (continuing) dehydration.
Thanking God this evening for a husband who looks and feels better than before the camping trip. Looking forward to God restoring him to the energy level he had before the cancer.
I had better say good night (before I have to say good morning!)