Transplant Tales: to China and back

Saturday, November 11, 2006


The month of October has been a very trying month for us. Eric began his Chemo in September with minimal side effects. But, October was not so easy. He got a bit of a cold and then got a another dose of Chemo. From there he went down hill a bit. We made the emergency room a weekly routine visit. If it wasn't for dehydration it was for a fever of 105 degrees. We found out on Halloween that he had acquired a bit of pneumonia and his white and red cells were both very low.

Eric has made the decision that he has enough Chemo..At least for right now. I am glad to see that he is finally feeling better. His energy and appetite are finally returning, after about 3 weeks very little food and 35lbs lighter. Yes, the weight loss was that severe. I chuckled yesterday when we drove from place to place to find an Italian restaurant that was open, and serving Raviolis.

Hopefully, We can fatten him up between now and Thanksgiving. I will be heading into surgery myself on Monday, for something minor. I will off my feet for a few days. But I will be ready for making the best Thanksgiving every at home!!

I will have Eric post in the next couple of days..This past month of silence was unforeseen.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all,

As you read what Lori wrote, It was a rough 3 weeks, so i was unable to write, sorry.

I wanted to say to Roro's comment, that If you would e mail me @ we could disscause how we did It. thanks

Well I am felling better every day, so It's back to the grind stone in reguards to the fight with the big c, good diet,my supliments back on schedule and exersise.
Alway's keep a possative aditude, because well beat this, we all need to stick together and fight It.

Keep posting you folks are the best, thanks for your support.


11/12/2006 3:22 AM  
Blogger ma tootsie said...

Eric and Lori, I am so glad to see a new blog. I have been checking daily. I hope things continue to go well for you both. Lori, I wish you the best as well as my prayers for a speedy recovery from your procedure. My daughter Lori is going in the 20th to have a cyst removed from her ovary. It seems like 6 degrees of separation with our families, doesn't it? I read your comments in my nephew Kevin's blog and am happy you wrote, we were worried about Eric. Take care, Love Linda (Ma Tootsie)

11/12/2006 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Gordon Weiner said...

My son has been dropped from his US transplant list, and it looks lke China (for a cadaver transplant) is our only hope. Any advice/experiences wold be greatly appreciated.

11/19/2006 11:17 AM  

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