Thursday, 28 May 2015

Thursday... not quite Chemoday

Last night we met an oncologist.

We were all in the building.  It was Bethany Hospital's celebration of Nurses Day - and Jeevan Sahara Kendra was asked to perform a skit which we did with aplomb - a small number skit on loving your neighbour (complete with 'run-4-AIDS' activists, a politician and a news crew).   Dinner was served to all and sundry after the programme - just as Dad's appointment rolled around at 9 pm.   I managed to get Dad a quick bite before it was time to walk up to the first floor for his appointment.

Dad's stand in oncologist (Dr. Bakshi is out of town for a week or so) looked at the blood report from yesterday morning and told him that we would not be starting Dad's second round of chemo... yet.

Dad's blood count is lower than the oncologist was happy with - and so he has asked Dad to wait for another 2 days to see if the counts go up a bit.  So we did not admit Dad for his next round of chemo today... instead, he was back at home, waiting.

We will doing another complete blood count tomorrow - and if the levels are a bit higher, will start the second cycle of chemo on Saturday morning.

Each day is a new challenge.  And a new joy.

As the Bible puts it:  
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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