Steve has finished his chemo and had his stem cells this past Friday, May 21st. I went to Cleveland after work on Friday afternoon and made it to the Guest House Hotel, on the Cleveland Clinic campus, around 8:00 pm. Unpacked then walked across the street to the hospital to see Steve. His appetite was back and he was feeling great. Saturday in the am he was still feeling pretty good, but then had to get started on another antibiotic, one that has to have a premed with it. The premed was benadryl, and they gave him 50 mg IV so needless to say, he was sleepy the rest of the day.
Sunday he still felt blah, and the doctor is saying this is the normal course of events, right around the time the chemo starts taking effect. His counts are down, and right now he has some mouth sores from some of the meds he's getting, which they anticipated, so he's not eating much. He's getting some nutrition thru his IV so that will keep his strength up.
The transplant doctor said he's now in the "throws" of the treatment, and just has to tough it out. Everything for the time being, is going according to plan.
He's receiving great care and the doctors and nurses are making every effort at keeping him as comfortable as they can while he's going through this part of the treatment.
Thankful again for Steve having a tough constitution.
Again, thanks to all our family and friends for prayers and support.
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