Friday, May 18, 2012

A Ray of Sunshine

Friday May 18th 2012 - The week off was so good.  It rejuvenated both of us.  Jake was feeling good and he had only had a couple of days of nausea.  It was almost as like this cancer was only a bad dream.  Wednesday night was met with some anxiety know what lie a head.  

Thursday morning came and we were to check in at 11:00 in the morning.  As soon as we got at Primary Children's they hooked Jake up to the IV and started it on high as to get his kidneys pumping.  It is always a wait, it took a mere 8 hours to start the chemo.  The first chemo is Doxorubinson it is a slow infusion of 24 hours.  It is red and causes hair loss, extreme nausea, ache bones.  There are more symptoms just can't recall all of them,  after that had infused for a couple of hours they start Cisplaton, it is almost yellowish is color and this infusion is 4 hours. It comes in a larger bag but is infused faster.  It also causes extreme nausea and achy bones.

Oh, before the chemo started we had a visit from two of the nicest people.  Kris (Mom) had commented on the blogspot and we had emailed a couple of times.  She made a comment of how she has a son (Eric) that had the same cancer as Jake almost in the same spot and the same age.  She brought Eric to meet Jake.  That was such a ray of sunshine for us both.  He is now 18 soon to be 19 and has his mission call to Sacramento California and leaves in July.   We talked about the cancers and he showed us his prosthetic an how it works.  He gave us tips on who to go with when we needed to get a prosthetic.  He gave Jake some tips on what to tell people when they ask "what happened to your leg".  He had us laughing.  What a great Young Man and great example!  We were so glad to meet them.

Today comes with lost of nausea!  He will be sleeping a lot!!!   Tonight will be the second infusion it will start again at 8.  Hopefully we will be able to come home on Sunday.

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