Do It For Them

Do It For Them
Seven reasons worth fighting for-Ben, Hannah, Emma, Molly, Katie, Grace, and Jack

Husband, Father, Son, Our Superman

Husband, Father, Son, Our Superman

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Oxaliplatin How We Loathe Thee-Let Us Count The Ways

Cookies and Cream ice cream from Braum's. His all time favorite, now a thing of the past
Jamba Juice, Strawberry Surf Rider. This has been a recent life saver for Duane. When his nausea would be terrible he could nurse a frozen Jamba Juice for an hour and work through the barfies. Man that sounds so familiar, only there's no baby in 9 months.
Ice! Ack, how can you drink anything without ice. Poor man.
And finally Mountain Dew Slushies from Kum and Go. Life's little sinful delights, so tragically lost.

This week unfortunately the cold sensitivity is the least of his woes. Chemo was on Wednesday and again the nausea has been extreme. He's trying his best to keep it all down or just to even eat, but it's been a real challenge. Lab results were a mixture of good and bad. The good is that his CEA numbers are down slightly, 5 points actually, the bad is that his billi number still went up along with his liver function. Wrong direction guys!


theresa said...

Oh, Duane, I am so sorry you feel pukey. Becky, I miss seeing you so much. Do you need anything? So, is the liver function better? There doesn't seem to be a delicate way to ask these questions!

Becky said...

Nope, the liver numbers went in the wrong direction. The billi rose only 3 points which is better than 10 it did the last time, but a few of the liver indicators rose 30 to 100 points. The nurse didn't say whether that was bad or not, so we're left to speculate. I'm terrible at speculating, I should never work on Wall Street.

~Jenn Danza~ said...

I just came across your blog from Martha's blog. I will keep your husband on my prayer list.
God bless.