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Last Day of 10 Day Antibiotics

Posted Jan 10 2010 12:00am


It has been a while since I have written but we have been enjoying being home and relaxing. The last couple of weeks have been crazy with Marco being in the hospital for four days and being let out one day before New Years Eve with his platelets being very low and having an infection. This was due to his immune system being so vulnerable during chemo.

He needed a 10 day antibiotic infusion to fight the infection. So I volunteered to infuse the medication through his IV. I was even acting the part of the nurse, verifying his name, date of birth and so on. Even called him Mr. Mendez for the whole one hour and a half infusion. I thought it was funny. On the other hand I hate that he had to come home and have this done at home knowing that he would have to return to COH for chemo a week later after having the IV at home. But we have to do what we have to do to have him feel better.

Very glad that Marco is no longer going to need me to infuse a one hour and a half infusion of antibiotics anymore. Today was the last of a 10 day infusion. I didn't mind at all , but I know being attached that long without really able to do anything while attached to an IV is tough enough. So now he was one whole day to enjoy not being attached and then we are off to COH again, for his third cycle of chemo which I am glad to tell you that the tumors have shrunk 90%. So the chemo is working.

We did get to take our family picture. Thanks goes to Leezy120, LazyT, and ODAT who set up momma's house with a perfect background. We spent Christmas at home with Marco's family and New Year's too. Since Marco had just gotten out of the hospital we stayed home. It was a little weird for us because we usually have a full house and to have no noise was weird. There is all ways next time.

So for now, Marco is doing well, not looking forward to returning for more chemo but since it's working I guess we have no choice in the matter.

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