Monday, December 10, 2007

Not in the Hospital

Yeah, you read it correctly. We're home. After spending all morning in the Costas center, we're back. There was a miscommunication last Friday. Andy's nurse was out of the office that day and nobody called us to say no Neupogin. We didn't even think to ask. Bottom line, they can't administer chemo until he's been off the Neupogin for 24 - 48 hours. Something about how they don't want to kill the activated cells. Dunno.

The silver lining is that according to his counts, he may not have been ready to come off the Neupogin Friday anyway.

So we'll be going back Wednesday. We'll be in the hospital Wed, Thur, & Fri.

What does this mean for Christmas? Hopefully nothing has changed. Remember when I said that Christmas Eve falls on the first day of the 3rd week of the chemo cycle so that should be a good day? I fudged a bit. Historically speaking it's the Friday before that his counts come back up. That should coincide with somewhere around Sunday or Monday. This means we should still be able to have a normal Christmas. Yay!

So there ya go. We're not in the hospital. We'll be there Wednesday. The good news is no Neupogin the next couple of nights. That's the shot that we have to give him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully it won't still be raining and nasty by Wednesday.