We were released from the hospital about 10:30 this morning... whoo hoo!! We are so thankful to be home. The Lord is truly answering prayers.
Danny is sleeping now. He was kind of restless last night and didn't sleep much but yesterday was a super day! He started his morning eating a small amount of the very bland hospital breakfast. That went well and at lunch he was able to eat some bland green beans, mashed potatoes and some kind of mystery meat. He was so hungry I think it tasted pretty good. By the afternoon his appetite increased and he was able to eat some snacks and then almost a whole plain cheeseburger for dinner. We are so thankful he was able to keep all of this food down. His energy level has increased as well. He walked the halls a few times yesterday.... he was ready to come home and I think he wanted all the nurses to know so they would let Dr. Anagnost know too. He ate all of his hospital breakfast and some of my omelet. You would think he hadn't eaten in over a week or something! ;)
We have come home with 6 different medications. Four are for nausea & vomiting, one for hiccups, and one for pain as needed. The doctor feels Danny should be able to ween off of all of the meds by Saturday morning and not need any again until his cycle begins again with the 5 days a week treatment. The doctor is hoping that this combo of drugs will allow the next heavy week of chemo to go much smoother. He may still not feel wonderful but hopefully will not be nearly as sick.
He received his once a week treatment yesterday in the hospital. He will go to the office for that same treatment next week.... good news, this chemo drug does not make you sick. However, it is the one that causes the hair loss. We are over 1/2 way through our first round... only 3 more rounds to go!
Hopefully, Danny will feel like writing a little later.
We cant thank everyone enough for the cards, visits, phone calls, food, gifts, flowers, emails, blog posts, offers to help, and prayers. All the love and support has been a huge blessing!