Only seven more radiation treatments. And, he is in his final week of chemo. Jayme will surely tell you this has been the longest five weeks of his life (maybe mine as well!), but at least there is a little bit of light coming into focus at the end of some tunnel!
Jayme had minor surgery on Friday to place a feeding tube into his small intestine. All went well, though they kept him in the hospital for 2 days. The nursing care was great and necessary since they had control over the morphine injections! His pain is less and mobility is much better since his discharge from the hospital, even though he has to haul around a feeding pump and pole.
He is more conversational today than I have seen him in weeks. I'll take what I can get since he probably won't feel so good after his dose of Cisplatin chemo today. To jog your memories, that is the "grandaddy" of chemo and the side effects last way too long. I speak from experience from his first dose on January 26th. He will again be hooked up to a portable pump of 5FU chemo today as well, which he will carry around over the next 5 days.
I am hopeful that the feeding tube will alleviate Jayme's stress, worrying about getting down enough calories. As of now the pump runs almost 24 hours a day, but that will decrease by the end of the week as his intake increases. He even put on a few pounds over the weekend.
I have taken a leave of absence from my home health job so I can be home most of the time. However, I will be sneaking out and heading to Lawrence for KU's final 2 home games. Rock Chalk.