Monday, March 3, 2008

Good morning,

Frank has to be at the hospital by 1:00. We have a prayer request. His port-a-cath won't let them get a return. Fluids are going in, but they can't draw back and get any. The chemo is hooked up to it now, and is infusing. But if they can't get a return on it today, they'll put TPA in it to try and unclog it. We are praying that the port will continue to work properly so he doesn't have to have a triple lumen catheter inserted.

He gets disconnected from the bag today. He feels good but he's pretty much sleeping all the time now. It's raining here and yucky, but I'm going to try to get him to walk on the treadmill since we've walked every day so far.




TV, the computer and i pod is all we have to pass the time, so if you're checking the website, click on "comments" and write Frank a note. We always enjoy hearing from you and it gives us something to do!! :)

Thank you for your prayers. Love, Peg

8:30pm Well, the port didn't preform like we'd hoped. They put in the TBA. Which is no big deal really. We want it to work though... we'll know in the morning.

Tomorrow is the day... he'll get his stem cells around lunch time!! They'll only take a few minutes to infuse. Then they'll swim to the bone marrow, work really hard to graft and then migrate back into the blood stream as red and white cells and platelets.

They said his counts should bottom out between Thursday and Sunday, and then we should see them come back up.

It may snow here tonight and in the morning, but Frank says it won't stick. The ground is too warm. It would be nice though....

8 comments:

The Varners said...

The Varners love you guys and the boys can't wait for the hugs you promised them upon your return.

Anonymous said...

hey guys!!
praying all goes well tomorrow and that the port unclogs without medical intervention! thanks for the great card for Cassidy! ( good thing youre in LR I remember the stem cell stink!! kidding) we love you guys!
Lauri Mike and family

Lou Sanders said...

Hey Guys: We are praying that all goes well tomorrow with the port and the stem cells! Peg, I hope for your sake that it snows, but I agree with Frank that it has been too warm to stick! (that knowledge comes from our Delta background..:)At least it will be pretty coming down!! We love you and look forward to your next update!!
Lou, Allen, Jim & Prissy

Lou Sanders said...

PS... Tell Frank that Jim has decided that everything "Ole Miss" in his room must come down and be replaced with maroon "junk". The Colonel has ruled for so long and now that ugly bulldog is trying to take over! Allen and I just don't know what to do with him. He has even put that Bulldog all over his truck! What have we done wrong? Lou

Peggy said...

That cracks us up!! too funny. Go State!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Frank: I was glad to see that you are reading "Streams in the Desert." It's been a while but I found each daily message was exactly what I needed.
2008-03-03 21:16:25 GMT

Mom said...

Hello, Frank: I was glad to see that you are reading "Streams in the Desert." It's been a while but I found each daily message was exactly what I needed.
2008-03-03 21:16:25 GMT

Alison said...

Hi Frank, Thanks for all the information you sent. It was quite interesting reading. I can't believe that with all you've got going on you found time to worry about my manure problems! Hi to Peggy and the kids. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts daily.