Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Well, we just met with Dr Junkett and it looks like we are going HOME today! Sabine is responding well the the chemo and the plan is this: she goes home with the temporary PIC connection in her neck (in case she needs hemodialysis), we monitor her vitals (BP and temp), she gets blood drawn every other day which is sent by the lab to the hematology and renal teams and to us (we are hoping we can coordinate with GHC a prompt sending of the lab results to the UW Clinic). The goal is to provide a "seamless" system of care and monitoring.

In the meantime, Sabine will be extremely vulnerable to infection during the two weeks as the chemotherapy plunges her white blood cells and enables them to regenerate -- hopefully without the current cancer.

Depending on the chemotherapy, how the kidney's respond now without dialysis, we will see how this first phase of treatment goes. This disease is called "Multiple" Myeloma because it is not so easily predicted as to where it pops us -- we pray for a cure for all those who suffer from MM and in the meantime we will work on longevity and quality of life.


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