Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We spent several hours at the hospital again today. We went in at 8:00 a.m. and talked to the charge nurse about the fact that Dr. Nicholas wanted to see Tanner at 8:50 but that we couldn't change his chemo appointment because of his stem cell transplant was scheduled first thing Thursday morning.
What they decided to do was go ahead and take Tanner's vital signs, do his labwork and give him his velcade (which has to be given 24 hours before the transplant) and let us go to the doctor's office and then come back to 7C for the rest of his chemo treatment. That way, his transplant appointment wouldn't have to be moved.
We went over to see Dr. Nicholas and he said the x-ray of Tanner's left tibia (the broken leg) looks better than the one taken six weeks ago and the bone is much more aligned-- but he wants him to continue in the full leg cast for at least six more weeks. He said that it's nowhere near ready to bear weight yet.
He also said that Tanner needs to continue to be careful of the right femur but that if it breaks they will "fix it". Hah!! I hope to goodness that right thigh bone doesn't give out!!
Well, Tanner is anxious for me to get off here and watch the new Transformers DVD with him, so I guess this is it for the night. We will need to get to bed early so we can get up bright and early and head over for the transplant in the morning.