Sometimes Drugs are a Good Thing
Hi everyone. This is Debbie again. You probably won’t be hearing from Jill for at least a few more days (and she proved my wrong by adding her own short post about an hour after mine!) She had the 2nd PleurX catheter inserted on the right side early today. Between the Xanax to manage her anxiety and the Vicodin to manage her pain, she’s pretty groggy and pretty loopy.
When my mom and I arrived at the hospital around 3:30 Jill was sleeping AND laying on her back AND breathing pretty well! That was encouraging. While the drugs make her pretty incoherent, they are helping her get some much needed rest and keeping her comfy – all good things.
The hospital staff at Valley are wonderful and they are right there if Jill needs any help. She did get moved to a new room today (3519 for those of you close enough to visit). Fred, the nurse, told us that Jill’s chemo did not start today. Apparently this particular chemo was just recently approved in the U.S., so they’ve had a little trouble getting it. It won’t be available until Monday. That’s probably a good thing. I don’t know that I would want to get chemo after having minor surgery 2 days in a row. Her body will now get a couple of days to recover before starting on that nasty stuff. Here’s some info about the chemo that Jill will be getting.
Continue your prayers for Jill and her family. When they do send her home, it’s going to be challenging to manage her care. Hank and Daniel and her family are up to it. Thanks again for your support!