Tuesday, January 04, 2011

ativan take me away....




hi again. today jenny and i went to the lovely infusion center at the virginia hospital center for jenny's chemo treatment. alas, before any sort of chemo treatment could begin jenny got her blood report. white blood cells were at 0.6 (aka almost absolutely nothing--down from 1.7 last week....eh) and neutrophils were at 0.3. not good. not good at all.

and then it took them 2 hours to decide whether or not she could get chemo. sitting around is a significant part of jenny's life now and sitting around and feeling crappy is not a fun combination.

so i went to the lost dog cafe to get sandwiches....and when i returned someone was....hmmm....perhaps a little spacey. somehow i missed the ativan dispersal. she eagerly ate her falcon sandwich (very good as was the turkey rueben) and really only spilled a little bit. but now it seems the several couple of hours are pretty fuzzy for jenny. she talked, she napped, and ate her whole sandwich. the elspar shot that generally burns her butt was diluted today and much more comfortable even though she had to be stuck twice because there was twice as much. (lamentably we have no photographic evidence of said shot.) then a bit more through her IV and jenny could head home.

it was quite miraculous we made it home since i had no idea how to get there. jenny somehow woke up just in time to tell me when to turn. (she no longer remembers any of this.) she went up the stairs and was gone for the rest of the afternoon. gone.

ativan makes everything better. especially dreams. but i won't talk about that...

regrettably jessica and i will head back west manana....and leave jenny to all of the wonderful people who are doing so much to help her. i'm glad we could be here for a few days, but i leave confident that she is well taken care of and i still hope to come back soon.

we love jennyreeder!

3 comments:

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Thinking about you Jenny. I'm back from California and willing and able to help if you need anything. Come back soon, Janiece. I knew you were going to be busy this trip, but maybe next trip I can come by and say hi.

Lesli said...

Jenny, you are so cute, as are your room and faithful friends! Sounds like things are clicking along, even though it is not fun. You are checking treatments off and moving forward in this long process. I hope they get the blood counts figured out - and soon! Love you lots!!!

Ramesh said...

worked but i dont like to depend on this. I only used Ativan at a short time when my panic attacks were so severe that I could not function. Worked to stop my racing heart/fight or flight feelings.