Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thought you might wanna know

Well, it appeeeeeeears that keeping very well hydrated makes a positive difference for Harvey after infusion. He and I have a competition every day to see who actually drinks 64 oz. of water or electrolyte beverages or NOT caffeine bevs everyday. We started a little before his infusion and have continued... I think we've been at it for about a week and a half. I'm technically winning, but he's done pretty well. And, though he's been tired and has had a little bit of stomach upset, it has been nothing like last go 'round.

They predict that he "bottoms out" between days seven and ten. Day seven will be tomorrow. But last time he felt terrible on day six.

Bottom line is that he hasn't felt as bad. He's even taken Raney on a couple of walks (one of 'em was probably too long, but he did it.)

So, yay! 

Have a happy rest of your weekend.

Monday, October 13, 2014

'Nother round of chemo for Harv today... He's been trying to hydrate ahead of time so hopefully this round won't be as difficult as last time... Please pray that he keeps up with hydration during and after chemo...

Thanks, y'all!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

So... I'm gonna have a little bit of surgery tomorrow. Laparoscopic. Outpatient. 

Pretty sure it's not that big a deal. This kind of surgery is done all the time with few complications.

But, as with any surgery, there's some risk. That things might not go 100% according to plan is not likely, but it's still possible....

My wish is that I would come out of surgery slightly improved as opposed to slightly more complicated. :-)

I'd also like to heal fast. I ain't got time for bein' the one who needs tendin' to...

So, if you would pray for the surgeon and for me, I'd appreciate it. 

And, Harv's next chemo is next Monday. Please pray that the drinking of lots of fluids BEFORE and during chemo will help him AFTER chemo to push that yucky stuff through him with little discomfort.  (And, pray that he remembers to drink the fluids BEFORE, DURING and AFTER.)

Thank you, people!