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No Reaction in Round 9…

Finally, a bit of a break in round 9.  In the previous 3, Kath had increasingly bad allergic reactions to Oxaliplatin. Rather than even more drugs, they went back to a lower dose of anti-histamines and steroids and slowed down the Oxaliplatin to a 6 hour infusion…. And it worked! I sat there like a sheep dog watching for the tell-tale rashes, and none thankfully came! While it meant an 11.5hr day, thats MUCH more preferable than having her tongue swell and throat close.  It was nice to have a relatively smooth ride after the apprehension leading up to this round.  Of course the worst effects are yet to come.  Usually, Tuesday is the low point.  The question of course is how low will low be.  Still, the first part of the ride was relatively good, so lets take that!

Last one out tonight.

closing the place



About In the Cancer Bubble

I am Kathleen's partner of almost 25yrs supporting her through this very tough and rough spot.

6 responses to “No Reaction in Round 9…

  1. judy ⋅

    HI Mike and Kathleen,
    Excellent that there was no reaction to the oxaliplatin. And Mike they say that pets and owners start to mimic each other pehaps there is an actual sheep dog coming into you life.
    Love Judy

  2. jacquie and mike ⋅

    Kathleen, I would love to hug you and make it all go away. Instead we will pray for you and Mike to help you thru this …love you both and much hugs(gently of course)
    jacquie and mike

  3. Colleen and Terry ⋅

    Hi Kathleen and Mike, glad to hear you had a better night last night, it was a long day for you yesterday. Your Mom and I are having a good visit, very relaxing, even though we both love to cook, I just made arrangements to to dine out tonight. Thinking of you as always, and here is to another great day today for you! Hugs Colleen

  4. ~Jill ⋅

    Dear Kathleen and Mike, I like the Sheepdog image. Makes me think of Sam Sheepdog from Bugs Bunny. Talk about loyalty watching out for Kathleen. Well done you two! In spite of a what was a very long day/night for you both, it sounds like the slower and steadier infusion process was a much better way to go. Good to hear that round nine went better for you. Thinking of you both and from a distance remaining in your circle of caring and sending big hugs, love and support.

  5. Diane Warriner ⋅

    Dear Kathleen and Mike,
    We wish you both a much, much, much better 2013.
    We will be leaving for Vancouver on the weekend, but we want to see you both before we go.
    Given that you, Kathleen do not have very good Tuesdays or Wednesdays, we wondered about a short visit on Friday.
    We will leave it to you both to decide.
    Thinking of you always,
    Diane and Keith

  6. Alice Nabalamba ⋅

    Kath and Mike, good to hear Kath was home for New Year’s day. I remain hopeful that 2013 will be better. Happy new year.

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