Saturday, April 26, 2008
For some odd reason Erica has always wanted glasses, and this week, her dream finally came true. Either as a result of four days of full body radiation, or as a result of a high-dose of anti-nausea medication, Erica has been experiencing very blurry vision this past week. When we were poking around the cancer center boutique yesterday she discovered that the glasses helped correct her vision and she couldn't have been happier ;) Erica weathered the radiation fairly well and had just a few minor complications that were easily treated.
It is now noon on Saturday afternoon and she is all checked in to E1, the Bone Marrow Transplant ward of Stanford Hospital. Currently she is sharing a room with another woman (no fun) but will be moved on Sunday or Monday when her counts drop so much that it will no longer be safe for her to share a room. At 2:00 today she will receive the first of two doses of a high-dose chemo called Cytoxin (so lethel that it has to be stored in its own locked room), on Monday she will rest, and on Tuesday she will have the transplant. She is doing as well as can be expected and still feels pretty strong and inexplicably looks even prettier with glasses. We will keep you all posted and let you know how the next few days go.