29 Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:29-30
After an early morning conclusion totaling 96 continuous hours of chemotherapy infusion, I received the release from the hospital.
However before being ready to go home, I needed to visit the cancer center for an additional 6 hour infusion of chemotherapy medication Rituximab, which causes the body to simulate a flu-like reaction thereby causing a hoard of blood cells to form and fight the cancer. However, as I understand it, this drug allows the blood cells to only attack cancer cells (based upon a signature the cancer cells have). The side effects during the treatment are apparently normally pretty severe. However, God’s grace abounded for me again and it occurred without concern.
I now have a little robot-like device taped down and inserted into my left arm that is providing me with a gradual dosage of a product called neulasta. This product has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of infections for people who have undergone heavy doses of chemotherapy. The “robot” has a led light that flashes to indicate that it is still injecting and tomorrow around 8 pm, the light pattern will change to illustrate it is finished and I can remove and discard it.
As I write this, it is 8:30 in the evening and we are headed home! I will have to continue to monitor progress, temperature, blood levels, etc and avoid contact with people while my white blood cells rebuild an immunity.
Although the journey continues, I know He holds me in his hand!