Monday, April 02, 2012

Day -4

It has been a difficult day. Jacob started out really tired and shortly after he woke up in the morning, he was already falling asleep again. His body is starting to feel the effects of the chemo. The first two drugs infused without any side effects, but the dreaded rATG really wiped him out. It is still infusing and won't be done until around 10:30. They had to slow down the rate because his heart started racing, a fever spiked, he vomited twice and he started shaking briefly. They gave him a bunch of meds to make him more comfortable, which seem to have kicked in because he looks more peaceful sleeping now. He is still fevered and his heart is still racing (although not quite as fast as earlier). It's been a heartbreaking day. The doctor said that another patient on ATG had a really rough first day but then smoother second and third days. I hope that is the case with Jacob. He has been through so much.


Lindsey said...

Sorry Kylene. Can't imagine. Hopefully Day 2 & 3 will be better. We are praying for no side effects.

Wendy said...

I am so sorry that you have to watch him go through this. Hoping so much that this second time will be the charm. I'm regisgered to be a marrow donor now because of Jacob!