Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cleaned, Creamed, and Covered

John is resting at home after his last round of chemo – doped up on steroids, painkillers, and anti-nausea medication. Wilma and Gary are staying with him and last night when we called, Aaron had joined the three of them as well.

Now the big challenge is hydration – lots of liquid to keep his system flushed. Wilma reported that it is not an easy task since soup has no taste and each spoonful is a burden. John did chow down 2 eggs and plenty of butter, however.

The doctor was somewhat concerned with the blistering on his clavicle so gave him some cream and bandages to keep it clean and covered. Given John’s reduced capacity to fight infection, the objective is to minimize the chance of it by being extra careful that the bugs don’t get in.

Only 4 more radiation treatments to go!

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