Kate wanted me to let everybody know that she is okay. The PICC line that was inserted yesterday in her upper right arm worked like a charm today for the first of the doses of the chemo cycle #3.
Kate's hemoglobin was low last week when she visited PMH to see the oncologist, Dr. Warr, but they checked it again today and it was good, so the chemo went ahead.
They used the PICC line to get the chemo into her and it was easier than a one-time catheter. Less pain afterwards, but Kate also feels like the drugs are working faster. She said she feels like she did on Day 2, but she only had the chemo this afternoon.
Perhaps this means the side effects will wear off quicker? We'll see.
Speaking of side effects, the doctors seem to have found a good pharmacological intervention strategy (read: good drugs) to keep Kate generally pain free and eating. Tonight, in her words, she feels, "stoned."
She ate a plate of green melon and prosciutto. Sweet and sour. (Appetite: check.)
I'm home from work for the rest of the week to look after her and rest (clean house, laundry, etc.). I'm sure Kate will provide another update soon.
We are well and grateful to all looking in and watching over us. Thank you.
Report cards came home tonight (to daddy's house) and Kate talked to the kids. Both did well and were chatty and growing up so darn fast.
One of Kate's latest books on the go: Full Catastrophe Living. One day at a time.