July 26th update

12:30 p.m. We just got back the blood test and the methotrexate level is 1.62. A tad higher than the previous time he was in the hospital which was 1.43. This is telling me that it will probably take to Sunday again to clear or maybe even longer (if you kinda go by last time #’s and days) I spoke to soon about not needing any bi-carb. He got some this morning because PH in urine was too low. They have increased the rate of fluid from 200 to 320. He received his first dose of leucovorin and will get that every 6 hours. This is the drug that helps lessen the side effects. He also gets anti-nausea med every 6 hours too. He hasn’t ate anything today, he has been sleeping most of the time, he did sit up in a chair for a few minutes while the nurse changed his bed. The next blood test is at 5:15. Nel, the friendly hospital dog came to visit, she is dressed in a lady bug outfit. She was posing for the picture!

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6:45 p.m. Bennett has been really tired today, not feeling very good. He has slept most of the day. He hasn’t felt like getting up or watching TV. He did move from his bed to my couch and ended up going to sleep as I rubbed his feet and back. Blood test just came back and his methotrexate level is .41. Please continue to pray that the side effects are minimal. Next draw should be at 5:15 a.m.

10:30 p.m.  Bennett threw up his chemo pill tonight. So he tried again and was able to get it down. He also is still taking the pain med for the tingling and pain in his hands and was able to get that pill down too. Him and I watched the Cardinal/Cub game off and on.  Bennett was excited when the grand slam and other home run was hit. Sorry Sid! Bennett likes the Cardinals and Sid likes the Cubs!

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.” – Deuteronomy 7:9

Posted by Cindy on July 26th, 2007 in Updates | 2 Comments

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  1. Jacki said on July 26th, 2007: 5:12 pm

    Bennett,
    Thinking of you and praying that you and your Mom will be home soon.

  2. Kendra said on July 26th, 2007: 8:55 pm

    Bennett & Cindy,
    We are thinking of you, and praying that the side effects are very minimal.
    Cindy, I love the scripture that you post daily! Hope to see you home soon!!!!

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