First up was my ultrasound, all looks good! Babies are moving around and the heartbeats are good, the fluid in each sac is good and equal, my cervix is still hanging in there at greater than 3 cm.
Next up was Ben's appointment with his doctor. He woke up sick and was sick to his stomach the whole day, I think it is just the thought of having to go for the chemo and what it makes him feel like for days after. The doctor told him today that they want him to do radiation now also because of the size of the mass in his neck they are afraid that something will be missed and the cancer will return someday down the road. He wasn't very happy about that but at least those treatments can be given in St. Johnsbury which is only about a half hour from home.
Then it was time for my OB appointment. She was a bit concerned that I have been having contractions daily now even though some days there is only one. She checked the cyst on my breast and got me into dermatology right away to have it drained because she was afraid of infection. Apparently when they drained it 3 years ago they should have also removed the entire wall to keep it from coming back but of course that was never mentioned before. The plan is after I am done breastfeeding they will go in and remove that but for now it is drained and I am on antibiotics.
I am thinking from the ultrasound and appointment today I will probably be staying home this week! I will know for sure in the morning when I speak with Dr. Acker. My gut is telling me that I will be taking up residence in Boston after my appointment on the 26th. They (and Ben and I) are getting worried about being so far from a competent hospital.
Finally Ben had his chemo and he was sick through most of this too. The meds didn't burn as bad this time around so that was a big plus for him. During his chemo we had a visit from another quad mom that lives not far from Dartmouth. She gave us a bunch of pointers and answered my many questions and brought little beanie babies for the isolates. They are so cute! We really appreciate having some advice from someone who has been there and done it all!
This morning's Union Leader featured the interview we did with the reporter. Here is the link for anyone who wants to check it out! http://www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Flamingoes+flock+to+help+a+couple+in+trouble&articleId=a2e73bcd-b10f-4460-82dc-0a18d59bcf34
So onto another, hopefully uneventful, week!
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