Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rough Start to This Chemo Round

In the previous rounds of chemo, Isabella has done pretty well with the side effects.  She’s had a bit of nausea and general lack of appetite, but hasn’t really had any vomiting.  Those symptoms would subside shortly after we left the hospital.  With the new batch of drugs being used in this round, Isabella unfortunately has been throwing up quite a bit.  They changed things around a little bit yesterday, which seems to have had a positive effect so far as her vomiting has subsided, although she still says she feels dizzy when she stands up.

It was quite a stark contrast to compare Isabella from when we got admitted to the hospital on Monday and after she got her chemo.  When we first got to the hospital, Isabella was in such a good mood, she was literally skipping around the hallways and everyone mentioned how great she looked.  Then, less than half an hour after she got her chemo dose, she started throwing up.  If I haven’t said it before, this chemo stuff, which is basically poison, is some nasty stuff.

But the good news is that we are now halfway through the treatments and we are scheduled to go home on Friday.  I’m hoping the rest of the week goes by uneventfully and we can enjoy some nice weather this weekend.


  1. hi isabella...hope you are feeling better today,
    we are always thinking of you.

  2. hang in there isabella, you can do it. hope you feel better...

  3. My heart goes out to you all, especially you, Isabella. I hope you'll feel better soon.


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