Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A Week One

(This is Reese writing this entry) It has been one week since the first chemo infusion. Our nurse, Lisa, at the Baylor College of Medicine, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, was simply wonderful. It was a very long day; 8am to 4:30pm. Sarah was a champ throughout the entire event. We visited, played on the Internet, read and sent e-mails, watched two episodes of Bob's Burgers (it always makes Sarah laugh), the time sort of flew by mainly because Sarah and I were enjoying being together. At the very end when they were unplugging the infusion pump, having Sarah fill out some papers, and having her watch an instructional video, it was like someone let all the air out of her tires. She was suddenly very exhausted. I thought we might need a wheelchair to get her to the elevator ... but we didn't. She made it under her own strength down to where her precious sister, Elizabeth, was waiting in the car. Elizabeth came all the way from San Diego to help with the first day of treatment. Week one has been very difficult. The chemical cocktail that was infused has done a harsh number on Sarah's ability to function. We are exceedingly grateful to everyone who has helped, offered to help, and most of all prayed.

7 comments:

Mary Goldring said...

Joining you in this journey as best I can from Salt Lake City...praying fervently. Sending much love to both of you.

Sue Donaldson said...

Hugs and Love to you both!

TylerTigger said...

Continuing prayers and love for you both cousins!

Robinsline said...

Thank you for letting us know how it's going. Sarah is fortunate in having you as her champion. Gratitude for your whole team, and love and hugs to you both.

Linda Landreth said...

Thank you for updating us. We are continuing in prayer.

Charlotte Lowry said...

I understand how exhausted you are. I am praying for you.

Barbara Corrington said...

Love and prayerful thoughts for strength and healing, Beautiful Beauty.