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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gil,
    Thinking of you and now linked into your blog thanks to Adam's help when he was here tonight. It was nice to be with your family this evening and we received an update from Karen on your treatment.
    I hear you have a few new toys to keep you busy while you are at Beaumont-I am sure you will put the computer to good use and I want to hear all about the Kindle once you start using it. (A Kindle is on my wish list and I am anxious to hear how how you like it)
    Thinking of you and wishing you well! Carol and Andy