Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No chemo therapy this week

Hi friends and family!

I just wanted to share with everyone that Luis didn't get his therapy last Friday and he won't be getting it this Friday either.

Last week, Luis went in for his treatment, and as usual, he gets blood work done and a routine check. But this check up was a little different- he had a fever. So the nurse tells us that when a cancer patient gets a fever they have to take every caution to make sure he/she doesn't have an infection before they go further with treatments. They went and prescribed him some antibiotics to take for seven days- that was last Friday.

Today I get a phone call from his care manager, (Karim) regarding his blood work. She said his test came back positive for infection near his abdominal area- (by his J tube.) So the doc prescribed him a different antibiotic for an additional seven more days.

So as we went in today to pick up his prescription, we see his past oncologist Dr. Chang in the cafeteria. I had a brief conversation with him which went something like this:

Dr. Chang: "How are you?"

Me: "I'm great- thank you."

Dr. Chang: "Finally Luis decided to get treatment again. Remember when I used to tell him to go see Dr. Neelam and he kept refusing?"

Me: "Yeah I remember- (laughing.)"

Dr Chang: "How is he doing?"

Me: "Oh his good- especially after he got that surgery done."

Dr Chang: "Surgery- what surgery?"

Me: "Well, he got a J tube inserted in him because he had a blockage in his tummy."

Dr. Chang: "Oh he can't eat?"

Me: Yeah he can still eat."

Dr. Chang: "Oh okay. Lets keep our fingers crossed."

Me: (thinking) Hey, that might work for him but I don't believe in luck.)

After we left the cafeteria, Sito (as usual) stops at the drawing board to post something for his dad.
I always enjoy seeing the kids write something special for their dad. I just thought it would be cute to share it with you guys. If you can't see it, it says, I love Luis Catalan it's Sito.

Do you believe in luck? Why or why not? Please comment if you wish and share your thoughs.

until next time......................................HAPPY EASTER!