A Long 10 Days

Ravi went into the hospital 10 days ago and we are fervently hoping and praying that he gets discharged tomorrow. He has had 2 more rounds of chemo, developed an infection in his port, and had surgery to take the port out and put in a pic line in his left arm. He is on IV antibiotics for the next 2 weeks. Yesterday, I learned how to administer IV antibiotics and the supplies should arrive at the house at about the same time that he does. Right now, Robert is at the hospital with him, and I am home with the pets. We have been tag teaming each other, as to who sleeps at home and who sleeps at the hospital. Normally, I stay at the hospital and come home for a bit during the day to visit the animals, do laundry, dishes, etc., and get a few minutes out from under. Currently, I have a happy hedgehog in my lap and three dogs and a cat at my feet. I am in my favorite chair and the sun is shining. Ravi should be about to finish up today’s round of chemo. The nurse gave him a shot of Ativan, so he mostly slept through the entire thing.

In order for Ravi to come home, he needs to eat something tonight and not spike a fever. We were so close to coming home last week, when he spiked a fever of 102 F and we realized we had a serious infection on our hands. Thanks be to the Creator who did not let us go home. Hopefully, tonight and tomorrow will go smoothly, and this time tomorrow he will be in his own home.

I am a bit nervous about administering the IV antibiotics, even though it seems pretty straightforward. As long as I keep everyting sterile and follow the correct procedures, we should be fine. Hopefully, he is home until February 20, when we do repeat scans to check on cell necrosis, and have another round of chemo. His body is pretty beat up at the moment and he needs time to rest and to heal. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, dropped off food, or prayed. It is greatly appreciated. Hopefully, at this time tomorrow, I can tell you that our boy is home. 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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