Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Halfway through Week One of Chemotherapy
Gil is halfway through his first round of chemotherapy. At the end of this first seven days, he will stay in the hospital for another week awaiting the therapeutic results of the chemo. He will have another bone marrow biopsy on day 14 to determine the direction of his next round of treatment. It takes five days after the biopsy to know the results so you can see there will be a long period of time when we don't know next steps. Tonight our dear friends, Carol and Andy Bass, invited us to their home for dinner after we were finished visiting Gil at the hospital. As we left Gil's room at 5:30 pm, he was having and enjoying dinner and waiting for a visit from married friends who are physicians at U-M (Joe McCune and Gigi Sanders) and who trained with Gil when they were all residents together in Ann Arbor. All in all, Gil had a very good day.