Monday, July 22, 2019

Ryan’s Chemo #3

July 1, 2019
Monday morning started just like every chemo morning we’ve had. Getting breakfast and heading to the center . We got taken back to get Ryan hooked up and started. Soon after we came in the back the nurse informed us that our appointment got cancelled for his follow up neulasta. Immediately I was livid , I asked why and she told us because our insurance will no longer approve it. I almost started crying right there . The one thing that has been so important to me this whole time was knowing that shot was keeping him healthy. Ryan’s blood work is already on the edge with the shot. I asked them why and they said because insurance wants to see his white blood cells drop before they will approve it. I’m so terrified of infection and knowing that Ryan is at higher risk has really stressed me out. We tried to see if we could pay out of pocket for it but sadly the shot is $6-9000 and we just can’t afford that per shot. They got started with his meds and Ryan started feeling a little sick during his first round. Each time he goes in the side effects become more and more severe. During this visit his neighbor had an allergic reaction to her antibiotics. She started ringing her emergency bell and the nurses started running . Soon she had 6 people surrounding her giving her shots and making sure they didn’t need to call the ambulance . Poor lady was so embarrassed and kept apologizing for having an allergic reaction. We left for the day and during the week ryan definitely felt more weak, tired and nauseas than he normally does . His hip pain is doing better again but we’re hoping this is more permanent and that the cancer and chemo are not playing tag. I noticed this past week he looked a little more sick than normal and then I realized why, he’s losing his eyelashes and eyebrows. I think this bothers him more than losing his hair. He has his fourth chemo tomorrow and then we re image, we are praying and looking forward to his results . I’m praying the cancer is gone and life can go back to being somewhat normal! Thank you for all your continued prayers and support.

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