Thursday, May 21, 2009

Speaking of Time...

• Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:23 AM, PDT
Speaking of time, it has kind of slipped by me. I apologize for taking so long to write an update regarding Mike. Actually, I wrote what I thought was thorough, and witty, blog update last week. I was feeling very pleased with myself, then accidentally navigated away from the page, and lost the whole thing. Perhaps it was an exercise in humility.

As for Mike, this new chemotherapy has been a rough one for him. He has now received two rounds of the CPT-11, which has come with some of the typical unpleasant side effects. He seemed to have tolerated the other chemo’s better. Soon after the initial dose Michael was experiencing focal seizures once a day, for about four days. His medical team recommended an increase in his anti-seizure medication, which appeared to give him some reprieve. After his second dose this past Friday, Michael also experienced another focal seizure, then some very difficult side effects. Unfortunately today has not been a good one. He is very fatigued, and has had two more focal seizures. I sent off another message to the doc, and hope to get some advice on how to better manage these symptoms.

We are planning on driving up to Kelseyville to visit with Michael’s mother, Barbara, this weekend. It’s been a while since we have been able to get up to Clear Lake, so were hoping for lots of sun.

As I may have mentioned before, I have been back at work for the past few weeks. I consider it a wonderful gift that they allowed me to stay home with Michael for three months. I work with some of the best people I know. Although I return at a very stressful, and busy time, I am given a lot of flexibility to manage all of my family’s needs.

Keep Michael in your prayers. We accept traditional prayer, candle burning, incense and chanting, ommmmmm….