Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Round 2 - More good than bad :)

Last week Brandon went through round 2 of chemo. Truth be told, we had no idea what to expect. We could only hope that it would be easier than round 1.

Well - I am THRILLED to say that it was much easier!! Although there was still nausea and exhaustion (and one night of vomiting), overall Brandon was able to function. And as a result, the family was able to function.

He could walk and talk and eat. He could come downstairs to sit on the couch. He could sleep at home. He could smile.

For the next 2 weeks Brandon will still have the side effects associated with the chemo - exhaustion, no immune system, potential sores and internal degrading of his stomach lining. But I feel like we are more prepared for what might happen. He will have to go to the hospital twice a week for blood tests and transfusions, and we have a nurse coming by daily to administer antibiotics.

Not a normal life, but closer to normal.

On the donor front - we wait, we pray, we drive the donor coordinator crazy with emails and phone calls.
She is hopeful, but we are inpatient (as you can understand), so we are trying to push the process forward as much as possible.

Brandon is amazing as usual - smiling, playing with the kids, and determined to beat this horrible beast!

Thanks to everyone for their continued support as we go through this. It is amazing to see that we are not forgotten as this continues.

The princess has her prince at home and he is gaining strength. We are learning more about the witch every day, and we will defeat her with our love and passion to live!