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Day 14, post HiCy
March 30th, 2008 by Chenell

Today we went to HIPOP to have Chris’ final labs drawn. His WBC is at 1770, his platelets are at 77, his Neutrophils are 1292, and his red blood cells are maintaining at 3.59.

They told me to stop most of the medications they gave Chris as a preventative against infection. He doesn’t have to take the Flucozanole, Amoxicillin, or the Noroxin. Chris has to continue taking the Valtrex 3x a day until day 28. They also gave us a new Rx for Bactrim (another anti-bacterial) that he starts on day 17.

We met another gentleman with MS who had gone through the HiCy treatment as well. He was a very nice guy, a little older with a lot more spasticity and disability. This guy came in in a wheelchair and was very slow and herky-jerky in his walking. He told us this morning he was walking around his apartment without the cane or wheelchair. I think he wore himself out a bit because he was telling us he was doing much better before he got to the hospital. Steven, if you’re reading this drop us a note! :)

While we were there waiting for the lab results we went down to 4B to say hi to Chris’ HiCy nurse, Laura. We did have other nurses while Chris was hospitalized but Laura really went the extra mile to make Chris more comfortable. It’s a shame that she is a traveling nurse and not a permanent part of the HiCy staff.

Tomorrow we are pretty much going in to talk to Chris’ nurse practitioner and to have the Hickman IV line removed. Today the nurse gave him the free and clear to go out to eat and all that.

Chris is loosing hair by the handful. And it’s not just off of his head. His beard, his chest hair, and yes his pubes too. His arm and leg hair is coming out a little but nothing like the rest of his body. I had to shake out the sheets on the bed because they were just covered. As Chris said, “It looks like someone shaved a squirrel in there.” We should have just shaved his whole body before all the chemo. LOL

So we went back to Mick O’Shea’s for dinner tonight. It was a celebration of sorts for Chris. Had to celebrate his new “freedom” from the hotel room. Again the food was great. The place was pretty busy for a Sunday night. It was 9:30 by the time we were done eating.

Well, we are feeling fat, full, and tired. We are heading to bed. More tomorrow. Back home on Wednesday, yay!

Chenell

2 Responses to “Day 14, post HiCy”
  1. interested person Says:
    March 31st, 2008 at 11:18 am

    you go Chris, dude you will be running marathons in no time at all. many people you dont know are praying for your speedy “full” recovery.

  2. Jamie Says:
    March 31st, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    fantastic news.