Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Plans to check out today

The pulmonology team rounded this morning, and we all agreed that Steve can go home today.

There's nothing he's receiving here that he can't get at home. His drugs are all by mouth. We have an oxygen machine at home.

Of course, there are all kinds of comforts and joy that home provides -- family, dog, familiar surroundings, sleeping through the night without vital checks and blood draws.

I am still concerned about Steve's shortness of breath. The attending doctor said that probably won't resolve for weeks. He needs time to recover.

We don't know an exact departure time -- just sometime this afternoon.


Steve was scheduled to receive Avastin at the cancer center today. That appointment has been canceled and will most likely be rescheduled for next week. I spoke with Dr. M's nurse, who said Thursday or Friday of this week would be too soon to add a biological agent to all that's going on in his body right now.


I'll post again when we're home!

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