We arrived and our nurse for the day came in and took a look at Drew's new snazzy port and took off all the dressings. She was kind enough to put some numbing spray on the skin so it wasn't TOO bad putting the needle in place. She hooked Drew up to some fluid with different electrolytes to help protect his kidneys before she started the actual chemo, that lasted around 3 and a half hours. Then they gave him some medication to prevent nausea and to help relax him through the process. Then came the big guns. He is getting a triple threat of chemo drugs. Each drug took about an hour to infuse. After all that was in, he was disconnected and his port was flushed. He is able to keep the needle in place all week so he wont have to be continually poked and prodded. He's pretty excited about that.
From someone who barely takes a Tylenol, having 9 different fluids/medications in your body at one time is really crazy. He did pretty well through the treatment, he was a little tired from the relaxation medication. Right now he says he still is pretty tired and his stomach is a little "off" but overall doing pretty well.
|Our "fancy" treatment room|
|Drew attacking cancer with full force!|