Friday, August 5, 2016

DAY 6: Out of the Hospital

Whew! What a week. Sabine was released from the hospital last night at about 7 pm. We stopped for a quick bite to eat and headed back to Blue Mounds. Cousin Helene was with Sabine's mom for the past week and granddaughters Heather and Gracie, along with Gracie's mom (also a Heather) arrived to help out. Gracie was really hoping we would be able to make the Dubuque boat parade on Saturday night! And it looks like that might be possible.

We slept in, I went for a swim, Helene made breakfast for us and then we dialyzed.

So here's the drill ahead:

Sabine's brother, Rainer, is coming on Sunday to help us out and relieve Helene.

Sabine is scheduled for her first of five radiation treatments on successive days except for Sunday. The first round of radiation will end on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, we see Dr Sheehan (Sabine's favorite oncologist) to begin a new chemo regimen which will be a continuation of lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone with the addition of elotuzumab which will be administered once a week by infusion at the hospital (a somewhat big change).

Four to six weeks from now Sabine will have another MRI to check on the plasma cytoma which is pushing on her spinal cord at C3/C4.

Great to be home and enjoying the Great Creation which surrounds us.

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