I apologize for the delay in letting y’all know how Friday’s chemo went. The weekend was very hectic trying to get things ready for the first day of school today.
Nick handled the “new” chemo pretty well...mostly.
The oncologist decided to reduce the dosage from 1500 mg down to 1000 mg. He really wanted to keep from having to give Nick more steroids.
Nick did very well, until the very end of the chemo. Literally, the IV bag was empty and the last little bit of chemo was going in when he began to react.
The reaction really only showed up in Nick’s blood pressure. The doctor was hoping that since the reaction came when the chemo was finishing Nick’s body would be able to recover without any intervention.
After about 15 minutes, Nick’s blood pressure was still high. The doctor ended up deciding to give Nick more steroids so that the reaction would stop. It did. I didn’t have to give Nick any more Benadryl once we were home. I did have to give some more steroids, but not a lot.
The oncologist has decided to stop the “new” chemo for now. I don’t know if it is completely off the table, but Nick is NOT getting the chemo this week.
I have to say that I am relieved. More than relieved really.
We will go back to Birmingham on August 31. Nick is scheduled for CT scans to see what this cancer is doing. He is also scheduled for the old chemo and IVIG.
Please pray as God leads.
We really need to see God move right now.
In His Grip,