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Friday, March 12, 2010

At Chemo appt. round 1 second cycle

Hello all. I've discovered the joys of the wireless internet here at DFCI. We just saw Dr. A after blood drawing and we're waiting for her infusion to begin.

I have some positive news for you: she has maintained her weight (96lbs). The doctor is very pleased! He advised that we decrease some of her nausea medication because it causes her right leg to shake. It happened at the appointment and he said it's a common side-effect of anti-emetic medications.

He did a physical exam today and it was good, her stomach feels softer and not distended (it was slightly hard when she felt very sick).

Her labs are great. CBCs and all that.

What I'd like to do this week is increase her portions and get her some more snacky foods (hummus and carrots yummy).

He said there are no restrictions on what she's allowed to eat. She just needs to keep eating milder less spicy foods.

I can't say enough how nice everyone is here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mom went out

Hi everyone, I wanted to report more good news. Mom went out yesterday for the first time to the Arsenal mall with my aunt. This is the first time she's had the energy/strength to venture out for something unrelated to treatment.

No weight gain so far but her digestive problems have improved. The nausea's under control. The visiting nurse came Monday and was very happy that mom answered the door herself.

Mom was happy to meet Dan's family this weekend. The in-laws-to-be brought us a 2 pound striped bass as is the tradition in Bangali weddings for the tumeric ceremony.
It was a very sweet gesture.

We are heading into her second chemo cycle this Friday. Lets all hope that her blood counts are good.