48 hours after coming home from surgery, we are back here at CHW for Chemo round 5.
The good news: Eli’s surgery went really well so everyone (surgery & oncology) felt that he is strong enough to begin chemo today. Just one week after abdominal surgery. That’s pretty amazing!
The bad(?) news: the chemo drugs he’s getting this time are the same as that awful pukey round 3. So right now we are sitting at the clinic getting fluids. Our team is working on a better anti-nausea plan for him, since they know how the reacted last time.
Chemo lasts 4 days, we will be here 5 so they can keep an eye on his nausea. He will go home with fluids.
The kids are bummed. Last week was hard on our family. The multiple hospital stays are taking their toll on everyone.
Eli is playing on his iPad as I write this and he turned to me and said, “Mom, I’m sad.” I asked why and he said, “Because I have to stay here for chemo.”
I’m sad too. This morning he and I were out in the backyard playing baseball (seriously – just a week after surgery! That’s how awesome he is!) and now we are back here for our 8th hospital stay in just a couple months. After this round of chemo, the “induction” phase of his treatment will be complete.