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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.


Sounds like you haven't had a chance to catch your breath today? I wish I could eat as much as Sophie has today and then not wear it later, HA!!, guess my metabolism isn't quite what it used to be. Hope this treatment doesn't serve her too bad and that you both have a much needed good night's rest. We will pray for Randall and Elisabeth to have a safe, enjoyable trip and for you and Sophie as well. Please don't hesitate to call if you need anything at all, especially while you guys are alone these next few days. Love and prayers Deanna Tew (Madelyn sends hugs to Sophie)

Glad to hear Sophie is doing well after her first treatment. That makes it easier on you too. Hope you have a quiet night and that Randall and Elisabeth enjoy their time away. Have a good evening and take some time to relax.