This morning we again had to be at the Cancer Center at 8:30 a.m. We had about five or six inches of new snow, but EJ had no problem getting us to our destination.
We were in Infusion Room 9 today. It’s the first time we have been in this particular room. It was much like the other rooms except it didn’t have any windows. I do hate not being able to see outside, but oh, well.
Today the oncologist stopped by to see JJ. He asked him a few questions about his health, listened to his breathing, and so on. Then he told us that he wants to see JJ two weeks after his chemo ends. Before his appointment, JJ has to have a CT Scan, a Pulmonary Function Test to examine his breathing (Chemo can affect his lungs), and a blood test to measure the cancer markers in his blood. The nurse will set up all these appointments for us. So although JJ won’t be having any more Chemo after this week, our schedule will still be quite busy.
After the doctor makes sure everything is ok, JJ will be scheduled to have surgery in Indianapolis to remove the cancerous lymph node in his back. JJ often mentions how much he dreads it.
Usually JJ feels pretty well during an intense week of Chemo until about Wednesday. This time, however, he didn’t feel well after his Monday session, and he feels worse today. He is looking pale and sickly, and his face is sad. His eyes look like a suffering puppy dog’s eyes. It wrings my heart. This is going to be a long week.
But two days of his last week of Chemo is finished and there are only three more left.
Dear Teri, what an ordeal for JJ and for you as parents to see this. What can I say?? Just that I pray and love you all and give a lot of (((hugs)))) just to show how much I care…..<3
Aww poor Jared! :(. Poor Teri & Eric for dealing with watching him suffer. :(. Our week has been so messed up. Kevin’s niece is at the University of Iowa Hospital for a ruptured appendix. So the little boy (who is 9) has been here off and on throughout the week. Trying to get school done is not happening very well. :(. Sigh! It looks like another 2 weeks for her up at the U. Then hopefully she can go home.
I will continue to pray schedule for the Hobbit House isn’t too hectic. And that Jared would be able to find joy in the little things to manage every hour. 🙂
I love you guys! 😉