It's been a tough week for Jayme, but we hope things will improve after this first week of chemotherapy comes to an end.
On Monday we spent the day at the Cancer Center getting an education about the chemo world. After receiving intravenous anti-nausea medicine and additional fluids, Jayme got the "grandaddy" of chemo, Cisplatin. After that, he was hooked up to a portable infusion pump that will run through tomorrow with his second type of chemo, 5FU. He continues to get radiation at the Cancer Center daily, but at least he doesn't have to sit for hours to get chemo. He now carries a "man bag" around the house which contains the pump and chemo. Much more convenient.
He has experienced nausea and fatigue since Tuesday morning. But, we're hoping those side effects will dissipate over the weekend. He has no appetite and I am having a difficult time talking him into eating. Unfortunately, I am consuming the mashed potatoes he should be eating!
I am currently attending a pre-scheduled training course that runs through Saturday, so my family has been helping Jayme get to his treatments. Grace will get to see part of her dad's new world tomorrow when she takes him for radiation, lab work and the removal of the infusion pump.
FYI- I increased my cell phone minutes, so feel free to call anytime!