Going for a short and sweet, since the server that hosts our website/blog has been up and down since last night.

It was a fairly uneventful day, with Mark still being exhausted and feeling blechy. He did rally for a walk and that wore him out for the rest of the day. It was also the day for the last dose of methotrexate which is the chemo drug that is used to help prevent graft vs. host disease. There were 4 doses total and the last dose is on Day 11. When he got his previous dose on Day 6, it caused those awful mouth sores. But his doctor thought that he wasn’t going to have the same problems this time. I didn’t notice if he was knocking on wood as he said it or not.

His ANC was not back from the lab before I left last night, so I didn’t write down all his counts. But they were still low enough that they ordered two bags of blood and one bag of platelets. He was getting his first bag of blood as I was leaving. Before he was to get his platelets, they were going to pre-treat him with tylenol and a steroid. This was to avoid Benadryl and prevent the negative reaction that he got the night before with the attempted platelet infusion. I will find out this morning how that went.

That’s all for now. Server willing, I will be back tonight to let you know how it all went.

Wishing you a pleasant day!


  1. No, YOU AND MARK have a pleasant day! B-) My days are all lollipops and rainbows. Walks in the park OUTSIDE of hospitals. At least for the time being. May The Schwartz be with you!

  2. Uneventful is a good thing (smiles) … sure hope the tylenol and a steroid was less invasive than that Benadryl with no side effects. Wings crossed! Pixie dust sprinkles!

  3. Hooray, last dose of chemo!! Positive energy coming to you to go along with Tylenol and steroid.