Third Day of Chemo
Hello, hello there!
3rd session is in the books! Today we were greeted with beautiful weather, a positive/slightly nervous attitude, and a bountiful of prayers for her.
After taking her initial blood pressure and stats, the nurse informed us that her potassium level is low. She had to take a “horse-sized” pill, prior to the session.
This past Thursday, she had a surgery to put in a port. A port’s purpose is a direct connection the the biggest vein in a individual’s heart. Many recommend chemo through the port so that it avoids the risk of her other veins collapsing. We’ll post a blog about her surgery here (coming soon).
Surgery for the port was on Thursday, this chemo session meant that it hasn't even been a week since the surgery, and where they put the port in, was still tender and sensitive.
This made her very nervous, for when they had to poke her with the chemo needle
The nurse felt around the port area, to find the 3 prongs (where the needle is supposed to go) but since it’s still swollen, the nurse had to go in blind, luckily the first try was a success
She said the needle was a hard stab, but not as bad as she thought it was going to be, pain wise
They started her off with a saline drip, and started the chemo shortly after
The nurse kindly reminded us about hydrating to flush out all the toxins
We ended the session at 1:45pm
She felt a tad bit dizzy after
Very, very sleepy and napped for 2 hours after her session
After she woke up, she felt stronger and was even able to help Tesia make corn fritters, her special + secret way.
She has a healthy appetite, drinking lots of fluids, and is in good spirits!
T h a n k y o u all for today’s prayers, we greatly appreciate it all.