I thought that setting up this blog would be a good way for me to post all things about John for those people that we do not talk to on a regular basis. I guess my idea and my willingness to post these things do not go hand in hand. Most of the time I can't think of anything to say or I don't feel that it is important enough to tell. I guess I thought it would make me feel better to write about it but I just get more upset trying to think of how to write it out so that it sounds like I know what I am talking about. All that being said I will continue to post knowing that for some people this is the only update they receive. Thank you again to everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
We have officially FINISHED our radiation therapy. On the 4th of October we completed our 58th treatment, the last 30 being on his lungs. No more radiation!!! He took it really well except for the large burn on his back from where the laser came out. He doesn't really complain about it except if it gets scratched. I guess it looks worse than it feels.
We are still going with the chemo. Today started week 26 and we have 5 days this week with 24 hour hydration. He will be hooked up to fluid until sometime Saturday afternoon. In the last post I mentioned how the round of 5 day chemo caused a very bad reaction so the next time we were trying to be prepared. They started him on antibiotics 5 days prior to the start and he continued to take it for the next 24 days. He was hospitalized for a few days due to dehydration from it coming out both ends. He had to come of that medicine early due to a negative reaction.I know its gross and shouldn't be talked about but it is all a part of the treatments. The meds that we are getting this week are different so hopefully he wont have as many problems.
John is starting to get hair back but will probably lose it again. His hair seems to be darker than it was before but we wont know for sure until after treatment is done. He had a few good days so we went to apple hill with my brother and his family. John was tired but had a really good day. Not much more to report but I will post some pictures soon.