Chemotherapy round one White cell booster shot next day Wait for ride back to home town day after that Little food, no appetite Blood sugar too high More insulin Bottomed-out white cell count Fever at seven days out Call to oncologist Recommends hospital admission Ride to San Antonio ER admission Three day stay Blood transfusion, antibiotics Feels better Lost too much weight Await next chemo.

Chemotherapy round two on 3/13 White cell booster shot next day Wait for ride back to home town day after that Little food, no appetite lood sugar too high Insulin Bottomed-out white cell count Fever at seven days out Call to oncologist Recommends hospital admission Returns to San Antonio ER admission Blood transfusion Says food tastes like paper, a side-effect of chemo a month ago said he’d rather die than have a PEG (feeding) tube but resigned to its necessity on 3/25 so PEG placed now complicated by Slurred speach Fluid in lungs Shortness of breath Congestive heart failure Low oxygen Day three of hospital stay and counting…

Sis, Grandpa, And Me
On a good day, March 14, 2009 – sis, grandpa, me.

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