Monday, March 21, 2016

At the End of the Day

No pics today - just a little info:

When I arrived at the hospital this morning, Lothaire had already had his echocardiogram and his breakfast:) - a very important item on the agenda!

The doctors came in doing their rounds and talked about the chemo treatment. We decided to go ahead and begin this evening, and preparations were underway.  It will require 5 days in hospital for the treatment.

I left for an hour to have a birthday lunch with our daughter, Amy, and our three other girls plus 7 little grandkids who were not in school today.  It was delightful, unorganized chaos at Joe's Farm Grill:).  Okay - maybe one pic:)


When I returned, another of the doctors had been in and there were some changes.
He presented a new regimen of chemo that targets the cancer cells, is particularly effective with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and is administered outpatient.
That was so much more appealing to Lothaire, who is feeling very much like a caged animal after only two days in the hospital!  SOOOO - he will be released tomorrow, come home and take some large doses of prednisone for the next several days, then hopefully have the first treatment later this week.

This afternoon brought on a bone marrow biopsy and another needle biopsy of the neck mass.
I told Lothaire that if I had been poked and cut on that many times in one day I would be hiding under the bed!!!

If there is one thing that I have learned this whole last month, it is that I am not in control of ANYTHING!  Except my attitude - sigh.  Working on that right now.


  1. I think your attitude is FABULOUS!!!! Well done my dear! Thanks for the beautiful updates...I am bringing you pie in the next day or two....pie makes everything better (temporarily!)

    1. Love you Cheryl - and your awesome missionary son! And your pies are divine:):)!!