I knew I'd have a long day of sitting at Cleveland Clinic yesterday while DH had his first of many HIGH DOSE chemo treatments ... but neither of us realized the treatment would take SIX HOURS!!! Even though these cards look very much like the cards I've been making sets of lately, it was the other thing I could quickly pull together to take with me. I need to figure out how to be able to be more creative while spending so much time at the Clinic ... short of taking my entire craftroom with me!!
I stamped off several images to "color" but you can only do that for so long before you get tired of it and need to move on to something else. If anyone has suggestions on how I can "kill some time" while waiting for DH to have treatment, I would love to hear from you!!!
If you're interested in an update, here ya go ...
After returning home (around 7 pm), Mark was extremely tired primarily from some of the other drugs they administered to help keep his nausea & fever in control. However, by around 8 p.m. he was fevered ... chilled & nauseated. All to be expected but still not easy to deal with. During the night he must have slept in such a manner that the catheter lines were pulling because he had bleeding through the bandage over the exit site as well as through his tee shirt and on the bed sheets. Since we were trained yesterday on how to rebandage the exit site ... and flush the 3 catheter lines ... we did what we were taught and got it all taken care of without a problem. He is still very tired today and has spent most of the day in bed but being the good employee he is ... he set up his laptop and took care of emails before going back to rest.
Our next trip to the Clinic will be on Saturday then we'll begin going everyday starting Monday for the next 2 weeks prior to his admission on April 7th. Thanks to you all for your support and prayers ... please keep them going ... we've not got to the end of this journey yet!!