Pablo went for treatment yesterday - he still wasn't feeling quite right. His oncologist ordered a CT scan and it showed quite a bit of brain swelling and blood blockage. This is what is causing his headaches to be quite painful. Supposedly, only about 5-10% of patients with meningiomas like Pablo's, will have these kinds of side effects from the radiation. Pablo's tumour isn't attached to the brain and these side effects he's having are more common with tumours that are attached to the brain. Pablo might find out more today at his treatment about a course of action to deal with what is going on.
Pablo got a morphine injection after his treatment yesterday and I think this is going to be done after every treatment.
The Decadron he's taking for the swelling has been bumped up again and he is now taking 4 mg, three times a day. This means I'm going to have to lock all the kitchen cabinets and hide the ice cream...
Once Pablo's treatment is over, his oncologist said that it could take around 4 weeks to recover from all this (longer than normal because of the side effects).
Pablo went to the drugstore to get four medications. It cost $400.
Tomorrow is a big day - Isabella's first day of school. It's also Isabella's first time taking the school bus. We're going to take pictures of her getting on the bus and hopefully the camera will hide my tears. She has school for 2.5 hours and then we go pick her up down the street at the bus stop. I have a feeling it's going to be a really long 2.5 hours for me and it'll seem like 10 minutes for Isabella.
In other news for tomorrow...Leigh, of Marvelous Kiddo, is on vacation for the week and has asked people to guest post while she's gone. I was one of the lucky ones that she thought of to ask and my post will be appearing on her blog tomorrow! YAY!