Still Waiting

April 14, 2013 in Lymphoma by adminrcr

Flowers from Jeanine Rougier - most aromatic flowers I have ever smelled! Unfortunately, I didn't get a pic of them when they were fresh but they're still fragrant.

Flowers from Jeanine Rougier – most aromatic flowers I have ever smelled! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a pic of them when they were fresh but they’re still fragrant.

Another rough night, but Jeff got a couple hours of sleep. He’s still having lots of back pain, little belly pain. Hemoglobin is up to 7.5; getting another unit of blood today.

Denise came by to visit and brought goodies. She gave Jeff a much-needed hair cut. He wants to be presentable for his big news tomorrow.

He is afraid to eat until his bowels move and the pain meds are just helping to stall things. Dr. Aitelli ordered some longer acting pain meds – oxy-contin, and “liquid dynamite”.

We were encouraged by Dr. Cheryl McDonald who said that if the preliminary pathology result shows lymphoma, that is what we are dealing with. It won’t be a question of whether it is sarcoma or lymphoma, because the cells are so different. We are just waiting to see what kind of lymphoma it is and then put a plan in place. He will probably get a port for chemotherapy soon. I’m guessing a PET scan is also in the future. Again, answers will come tomorrow.

Visitors today: Denise Boyd, Dr. Luat Nguyen and Jeanine Rougier, James Cobb, Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Cheryl McDonald, Dr. Suri, Dr. Watenpaugh, Dr. Seiden, Dr. Stuart McDonald