It’s been a long day, but it’s almost over.
Jenny is currently in the clinic bed at MD Anderson getting her day’s dose of antibiotics through the IV. Tomorrow, I’ll be able to administer the meds at home.
Jenny was discharged from the hospital this morning after her white blood cell count registered at 10 this morning. Since leaving the room at 11 a.m., we’ve been running from building to building for the bone scan, the CT scan, going to the Pharmacy and getting blood drawn in preparation for surgery next week.
Jenny is feeling better today. She had more energy, and even walked across the hospital to attend a class about her aforementioned PICC line.
All that effort might have caused an afternoon fever to return, according to Dr. Kronowitz’s physician’s assistant, Katherine Awalt — who we’ve seen many times and really like.
Dr. Kronowitz came by this morning to check on Jenny.
He was full of energy as he turned on the light.
“It’s so dark and gloomy in here!”
Our last post was a week ago, when Jenny outlined our plan for the next surgery and the follow-up appointments to close out the 2012 treatment in Houston.
Unfortunately, things took a bad turn this week. Right now, we are in the ER at MD Anderson in Houston to get treament for what appears to be an infection in the original surgical area.
Just a real quick entry to let everyone know that the oncologist gave us the blessing to have my scans after surgery. We are going to Houston next Tuesday, Nov. 27 for my Wednesday surgery. We plan to come home on Thursday. We will go back on Dec 6 and 7 for my scans, follow-up with the surgeon and plastic surgeon appointment to fill my expander. We fly back…AGAIN…on Dec 10 for our meeting to discuss the scans and the chemo plan.
Last Thursday night, after two days of bad news appointments, Alan and I sat outside of MD Anderson waiting for the shuttle to pick us up and take us to the airport. It was supposed to pick us up at 5:53 p.m., but it was stuck in traffic and running late.
There were probably 50-plus people coming and going on hotel shuttles, cabs, etc., as we sat there, but one woman stuck out. She was pacing back and forth in front of us, clearly looking for someone/something. A cab pulled in, and she asked if SuperShuttle sent them. It hadn’t, but the question perked my ears because we were waiting for SuperShuttle too.