4:00 PM (Susan posting): We're back from the clinic trip (with a few stops on the way home). It was a pretty uneventful visit. We left just after 6:00, got checked in 7:30, and we were already 7th in line for surgery. They put her on fluids (since she had blood sugar problems once before when she was down the list). They took her in for sedation at about 8:45, and it took her a long time to wake up. Once she did, we were ready to begin the other two chemo medicines, but unfortunately, her anti-nausea medicine (Zofran) she needed to take first hadn't yet been ordered, so we had to wait about an hour for it to arrive. She ate a few snacks while we waited, but she was very hungry for lunch by noon. There was pizza (I don't know who pays for that, but God bless them!), and she ate 5 pieces (well, she ate the sausage off of 5 pieces, ate about 1 slice of the rest of the pizza, and I helped her finish off some of the rest of the stripped pizza.
On the way home, I stopeed by work to drop off some paperwork that was due today, and she watched videos until we got to Dunn. We stopped by the store to pick up a few groceries, and she is now watching TV. No nap so far, and her energy level is quite high. At this point, we might as well skip the nap, because if she falls asleep now, she'll wake up around bedtime (and then I'll be miserable!). I'll shoot for dinner, a quick walk, and an early bedtime. I'll probably give her some zofran before bed just to be safe. She has a tendency to vomit during the night after her first chemo visit after a break.
Randall called a couple of times during their layover. I haven't heard from him since they arrived in Albuquerque, but everything was going well earlier. I can't believe they're gone! It's going to be so different around here without them.