From Tuesday, January 31 – Friday to February 3rd, Jesse endured the most challenging chemo days, thus far. Starting the day off with a bone marrow withdrawal & chemo injected into his spine, he continued to have IV chemo treatments around the clock til Friday. The nausea, vomiting, and as peculiar as it may seem, incessant hiccups, ruled him for days. In addition, Jesse’s kidneys began to fail due to the chemo. Consequently, he was transferred to the ICU for monitoring & to receive a special drug that ideally rids the body of all lingering chemo.
February 4th ~ Lots of tests & monitoring. His quiet room was a nice change from the main ward. Jesse has been very pensive and quiet. Because his kidneys are not functioning he is very swollen but they are attempting to correct that with IV meds.
February 5th ~ Lab test revealed that the special drug did bring down Jesse’s chemo level, which is a good thing. But the chemo has caused his kidneys to go into renal failure. Tomorrow morning the lab test results will determine if Jesse will need a kidney dialysis. If so, he will get another IV line in his neck for the procedure. This would be a temporary thing until his kidneys can properly filter his blood. Doctors did say Jesse will be in the hospital for at least another week.
We are praying that any remaining chemo in Jesse’s body disappear, his kidneys be healed and that he have peace during this time.
“But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7