Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Progress Report- E.R. Visit

Dom started his Revlimid on Monday.  His hip felt OK.... hurt, but nothing horrid.

Went in Tuesday for his first Velcade injection.... in and out in no time at all.  Also took 5 Steroids.

Wednesday morning rolled around and he couldn't walk.  Struggled with 2 canes.  Dr. Cal. told us to get to the ER in Slidell.

We were very impressed.  I've always been a fan of the "other" hospital in Slidell, but these folks were great.  Before they even got him in a room, they did x-rays and blood work.

Thank God, not a broken hip.  Cannot explain it.  Gave him a Percoset, then came back to our room to "give him a test drive".  BIG DIFFERENCE!

Going locally for Blood Work tomorrow, then back to the Cancer Center on Tuesday for Velcade and ZOMETA for the first time in years...  (bisphosphonates to heal his lesion)

Zoledronic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It lowers high blood calcium levels by reducing the amount of calcium released from your bones into your blood. It also works by slowing the breakdown of your bones by cancer to prevent bone fractures.

Had a very pleasant weekend.  I boiled up a couple of pounds of Shrimp yesterday.  My patient stayed in bed all day.  (as well as Thursday).

Today was a celebration of Father's Day, as well as a belated birthday celebration for me.  Lobster Tails, Snow Crab, Sweet Corn and Baby Yellow Potatoes.

OH, YEAH.... OUR CENTRAL AIR WENT OUT THE OTHER DAY.  When it rains it pours!

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