Rough few days…

So the last few days have been a mix of highs and lows, fun and disaster, and good and bad…. Sean & Lu flew the kids up to Jhb to spend the weekend with David and I.  We did this for 2 main reasons : 1.  David & the kids hadn’t seen each other for almost a month 2. The kids have been desperate to fly in an aeroplane ( Adam has never flown and Rach was about 2 the last time she flew) So this was going to be great weekend all round……or so we thought. It all started …

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Day 6 – post transplant

sorry for the silence the last few days….since we have received some beratings from family and friends So we thought we had better put some news up for everyone! We were pre- warned about 2 major side effects – mucousitus ( ulcers in the mouth & throat) and diahorrea.  David, always thinking that he is invincible, thought he had dodged these, but unfortunately these have snuck up on him over the last few days, so he has not been feeling in top form. The past few days have followed the same basic routine, toilet, vitals check, ,toilet,antibiotics, blood test, vital …

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The infusion….

Sorry for those who don’t like the gory details, but here they are anyway….actually it wasn’t too bad! The infusion process was super organised and efficient, amazing nursing staff facilitated the whole thing. David started the day fine, but started to feel very apprehensive as preparations started. First his room was prepared which involved bringing in of oxygen equipment and heart measure equipment, all precautionary but doesn’t help the nerves.  David was then administered with a triple cocktail of anti-nausea drugs, David has had all these drugs before during chemo, but never at the same time….. Next he was put …

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Day 0 – transfusion day

It is here ….. Transfusion day has arrived. All is looking good , David is ready & waiting for his stem cells to be infused into his system.  He is being doped up with LOTS of meds that will knock him out for most of the day. Aside from some nerves, he is all good !    I think his transplant pressie might also be the cause of that grin though ….   

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Last day of chemo

Megs posting again ……I’m back in PTA.  I went home for the weekend to see the kids, while Lance took over David-sitting duty.  The kids seem to be coping well without us around – the excitement of grandparents, aunts & uncles looking after them is distracting them! But it was good to see their little faces after week away. After a crazy cross over at the airport, Lance & I swapped cars, parking tickets, keys and instructions, and I headed through to Pretoria to see the patient. It’s the last day of chemo today….and unfortunately has been the worst day …

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Checked in to Ward 20

David was checked in to Ward 20 this morning.  The room is very comfortable – about 6m x 4m with an en suit bathroom.  He has a small desk / counter top area and there’s a spare bed – for me to have an afternoon nap I suppose 😆 The doc was here when we arrived so she organised him a nice corner room that looks out onto a courtyard and golf course so he has a beautiful view. The only downer is the size of the bath, which I would have to squash into, so all 6 feet of …

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