Chemo and garlic fries

Boo continues to amaze me. I have watched him go through procedures that would bring grown men to their knees, and he is still smiling. He and I are very happy to be home from the hospital for a couple of weeks. The dogs and cat had much to tell me. Food is a bit of a challenge. He feels nauseous a lot of the time. He has drugs that help combat the nausea, but it is hard to get him to even open his mouth. Our best bet is an anti-nausea drug that dissolves on the tongue. If I give him that in the morning, and then follow up with some hydration, he seems to do better.

All his life, Ravi has loved sweet things. This has come to a sudden and complete stop. He is now all about the salty and the savory. Foods that he has happily devoured are garlic fries, burritos, cheese sticks, queso without the dip, and assorted drinks, either sodas or Gatorade. No real interest in popcicles or ice cream. The nurse told me to let him eat whatever he wants to and to try and stay on hop of the nausea and the hydration. We go in to labs tomorrow and just have his team see how he is doing. I am a bit worried as we have a major storm rolling in tonight, but we will drive carefully and take back roads. Fortunately, the hospital is only 4 miles away.

Thank you all so much for your warmth, your prayers, your good vibes, your white light. We can feel them. A dear friend just sent me an amaryllis bulb which I planted and put with my other plants. Green growing things make me happy. The amaryllis is a good sign of new life. I will keep you posted as I am able. Boo reminds you to be good humans. Peace.

Author: snort262

I am a wife, mom, long distance runner and fierce autism advocate. My background is in education. Currently, I am a nanny, a tutor, and an autism consultant.

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