Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Final Round of IV Chemo starts Monday

UCLA called yesterday to inform me that my final round of IV chemo was approved by my insurance and scheduled to start on Monday, May 11. This time I will be getting Idarubacin (the red devil) in a much smaller dose for two days. We're hoping again to allow me to stay home in isolation as much as possible as opposed to another hospital stay.

My home health nurse came by on Monday to draw labs. The infection around what was my PICC line site is clearing up, but it took quite a while. The nurse said she left my house that day feeling like we had done the right thing. I agree. She said that if my counts had been low, I most likely would have had a blood infection landing me in the hospital for weeks, or even dead. My body is still really itchy, especially around the old PICC line area. The nurse and I think this is just a reaction to what happened.

And now I have another photo to share on the hair growing progress. I think you'll be impressed ...



Hee hee, just kidding. This is my new wig which I finally got from my hair stylist last week. I wore it to Jack's Little League game to try it out and the wind kept blowing it in my face. It will take some getting used to, but will be nice to have when I feel I need more hair.

That is all for now! Thank you for the continued prayers - KCA!

5 comments:

Reagan Leigh said...

I think it's super cute! You look great! Continued prayers for you and Jenelle!

Laura said...

Okay I LOVE that hairstyle. Can I order me up one? It looks adorable on you and fresh!

Anonymous said...

Love,love that hairstyle on you. You look fantastic.

Stefanie

therextras said...

You look great!

Ramping up some kickin' prayers for Round IV.

Barbara

MoonNStarMommy said...

I think it looks great!! I hope you are having a great mother's day and good luck tomorrow when you start your new round of treatment!!