We are back for chemotherapy at El Camino Hospital and we have a nice big “corner suite.” I am not sure there is an additional charge for single rooms that have 2-sleeper sofa’s but the basic room is $25,000 a night, so who knows. Perhaps this is a sign of a quick admission and discharge! Nick received his pre-chemo hydration early around 10 A.M. Timing is really everything and has a big impact on the quality of Nick’s life. If they delay hydration, they delay chemo, they delay ‘clearing chemo’ and the result is needing to spend an additional day in the hospital.
The goal is to get the chemo in and get it out of his body as soon as is possible. Unfortunately, it is difficult to predict how long this will take. We have a few data points from previous admissions that show there is a good chance that this could be a 3-day hospital stay which would be great. I am told that predicting “chemo clearing” is not a linear but I have his previous 2 treatments on a graph and I strongly believe that our bodies are ‘goal oriented’ and if there is a carrot in front of us, we will strive to reach it. We have this other theory that walking and juicing will help him clear the chemo from his body faster so that is part of the regimen. Only time will tell.
We are staying busy playing Destiny and eating take out from Vaso Azzurro.