Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tower of Pisa
Well its Thursday and a few new things. Sally's nausea is under control and starting to walk around the wing of the hospital. She still has hair as you can see in the picture but only for a few more days. We spoke with the P.A. and she will have more nausea and stomach pain until the new cells start to take over. The "engraftment" is still approx 10 days away. The chemo kills all cells so anywhere there are living cells that reproduce quickly get affected. i.e. stomach, throat, and mouth tissue, hair follicles, etc. Heart muscle, lung tissue etc don't reproduce.
Overall she is doing o.k. Still has about 2 weeks in the hospital. The staff and nurses are great and have been doing this for a long time.
The Pisa pic is her I.V pole. it contains nutrients, fat emulsion, 2 antibiotics, antivirals, and an anti rejection medication. the machines have 6 pumps and many tubes that lead into her Hickman line. Amazing how it all works out for the good.
I'll be keeping you guys informed and maybe with pics of her walking around.