update on my dad

I hope everyone had a fun memorial weekend.  It’s time for an update on my father.  So far he’s had 4 chemo treatments.  We’re not sure if he’s going to get 6 treatments or 8.  So at least we know he’s half way through.  I haven’t discussed my dad in a while because he was doing so well.  Better than I was when I went through treatment.  Chemo is pretty brutal though so you can’t expect to just fly through it.  Last Friday he went in for his 8 day check up to check his blood levels.  While he was there, he began shaking violently with the chills and said he was going to throw up so the nurses went to get a bucket but he couldn’t wait.  He threw up all over the place.  My mom told the doctor that the previous day he had a temperature of 102, but it went down after an hour.  Because of the temperature they put him in the hospital. He had an infection called coxide but I’m sure I’m spelling it wrong because I couldn’t find it when I googled it.  Then they found some more infections.  They seem to be on his bottom.  He’s still in the hospital, but it sounds like he’s coming home today.  Wednesday he has an appointment with the infectious disease doctor and it’s possible they will postpone his chemo treatment a week.  I think that’s a really good idea.  I never had my chemo treatment every 3 weeks, it was always every 4 weeks for one reason or another.  So that’s the update.  He looks a lot better than he did back in March and he still has a great attitude, so no worries, just keep him in your prayers.

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