Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9th, 2010 (Saturday night) Update from Inga

What a good day! We made some much needed progress on complicated and vexing financial matters, and the worry and pressure has been somewhat alleviated. Another awesome tidbit is that the nurse said that his particular chemo cocktail, (Fluorouracil, otherwise known as 5-FU), is very well tolerated by most patients, so his side-effects may be minimal. The first chemo drug, Cisplatin, (at the 'high-octane' dose), that Ken received on Tuesday, might also still have some side-effects, but hopefully not. He will still have a deteriorating esophagus, from the radiation, (which has already started), but maybe not the hell that follows chemo. So keep your fingers (and toes) crossed that this is how it will go for him.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who have helped out this week. It's like being Queen. Give an order and watch it be executed. I could really get used to it.The generosity has been unreal. I want you all to know how much it is appreciated. "Thank you" never seems to cover it, but it will have to do.

Weekends are usually pretty uneventful around the hospital, so that is all there is to report, for tonight. Ken is okay, got some good drugs in him, and we're trying new food through his G-tube tonight, for the other wasn't going down so well. There is a lot of "wait and see". So, that is what we are doing. Waiting and seeing. Excuse my French, but it really sucks. But, tomorrow is another day. Until then......I love you all. -Inga

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