That’s week five for those of you who don’t speak Español.
Which means that there are 3 chemo appointments left. You heard me right: 3.
When this whole thing started we were told 6 chemo treatments, but according to the Doctor (of course I asked 😉 ) the chemo appointments fall in line with the radiation appointments. So in this forked up math equation, his last radiation treatment is November 4th, which is a Monday, so he will also be doing chemo that day.
If you’re wondering how we skipped/missed the 7th chemo appointment, I’m still trying to figure that one out too.
But, it’s neither here nor there, the fact remains that there are eight and we just have to live with it. As long as it gets rid of the cancer that’s all that matters, right?
So week four was a good week for Rick. The only “issue” was the yeast infection in his mouth was causing him quite a bit of discomfort and the radiation is really frying his throat. He is on yet another prescription that the medical profession calls “Magic Mouthwash”, which numbs his mouth and throat. Seems to be working well for him so he can continue to eat normally.
And of course we had our expected furry visitor.
Barkley is a 9 1/2-year-old Black Lab that was the size of a small horse. Naturally I got down on the floor with him and gave him lots of snuggles and pets, while Rick chatted away with his person Lisa.
I think that it’s wonderful that Marshfield Clinic has this program. This is the highlight of my Monday’s lately, and I think Rick is
tolerating enjoying it too.