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An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

At the clinic

We arrived at the clinic this morning around 8:30 and by 11:05, James was starting his methotrexate. It worked out well to have him getting his hydration last night and we are grateful for all the hoops folks jumped through to make it work.

If all goes just perfect, James will be done with methotrexate near 11:05 tomorrow morning and will continue to get IV bicarbonate solution to help flush the IV until Friday morning at about 11:05. Then they will take a blood draw (which they will also do Thursday morning) and if his blood methotrexate levels are good and everything else is in order, he can be discharged.

While most chemo patients get their treatments in the clinic like we are doing today, this is our very first time in the clinic for chemo. Up until now, James has gotten all of his treatments inpatient. Now we'll know better for the next time.

Please pray:

  1. that James' Hickman (central line) will work just like it's supposed to.
  2. that he will be and remain infection and fever free.
  3. that we would be able to keep James comfortable (minimizing his discomfort from chemo side effects).

Love, Stephanie

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