A few quick updates from the hospital....
This round of chemo is knocking me down pretty hard. I've had fevers all weekend along with a handful of other chemo side effects including just feeling pretty worn down and tired. I'll have a few good hours and then I'll crash hard. It's unpredictable except that I am noticeably weaker overall. It's all to be expected; we knew this was an aggressive treatment. My platelets remain super low, so lots of bruising and bleeding and petechiae. Basically, I'm sick. But the nurses are great and are doing what they can to manage symptoms. Hopefully this round of fevers will die off soon. But don't be surprised if the blog posts slow down some over the next couple of weeks. Some nights I just may not have the energy for it. Don't panic.... we're staying the course and doing the things and continuing to march towards our goal of remission. Believe it or not, today is already 3/7 of the new regimen. There's one oral pill I take for 14 days, but the bulk of these drugs will be done being administered in just four more days. And in two more days I should get to move to a new room. Keeping the countdowns on.
My hair was also coming out in big chunks and getting everywhere, so Robert did the 'ole buzz cut for me tonight. On to the next stage of baldness.
I got to have a nice visit with my mom today during a period when I was feeling pretty good and another visit from Robert, the girls, and my dad tonight (when I was feeling less good).
I think Robert and the girls had a great Father's Day. He got some special cards from them, and a really cool t-shirt, and they took a 10 mile canoe trip down the Yadkin River.
And Happy Father's Day to my own dad who came to visit today, too. I'm grateful for his faithful love and concern for me these last few weeks. I know there's nothing worse than watching your child suffer and I am appreciative of all he's done to try to ease some of the pain.
To all the fathers out there, doing their best to love and show up for your kids in whatever ways you can. You're all Cool Dads. Happy Father's Day.