Of course, Sabine loves vacations! She always has. And the chemotherapy seems to be going well (we will check the numbers again when we return). I also can report that the on-the-road hemo dialysis has been going well and I have been able to make the vein connections without complications (thanks be to God!).
Just before we left Orlando and headed off to the beach on the east coast (Hutchinson Island) the dialysis machine failed. Not completely, but started to give us some worrying signals the last hour of treatment. We made it through and called our dialysis nurses in Madison and then the manufacturer of the machine -- NextStage on the east coast. (Yes, they had just been snowed in with a tremendous blizzard).
We took the next day off (Friday) and drove to Hutchinson Beach where NextStage said they would deliver a NEW machine after 5 pm. We arrived at the condo, unpacked, and soon had a call from the desk that our machine had arrived from the airport in Miami. Magic!
So we have a new machine for this morning's treatment as we spend our last week on the beach. The weather has been great (up to 80 degrees yesterday) and plenty of sunshine. Just what Sabine needs!
Here's a few pics!
|Sabine and friends at the Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando|
|On St Petersburg Beach|
|Bowling with kids and grandkids at the Ten Pin Lanes|
|Fresh grouper at the marina in Fort Pierce|
|The view from our condo on Hutchinson Island near Jensen Beach|