Thursday, December 15, 2011
Today was met with as much anticipation as yesterday. I wondered how Natalie would feel this morning with a full day's worth of chemo. As I asked her how she felt, to my surprise she acknowledge that she felt no different than yesterday. It was a relief to me as I had a hard time falling asleep last night as I wondered when the effects of the medicine would take over during the night. It would be in the afternoon hours that I would learn the reason why she had not felt the effects of the medicine. From blood tests taken throughout the night the doctors found that Natalie's body is metabolizing the Busulfan far too quickly. Therefore they must increase her doze by 80%. As increasing the dose is not uncommon, this percentage of increase is large and must be watched closely. So, it will be another night of blood draws and vitals. I hope that she will be able to sleep well enough. Both Lisy and I trust the doctors working for Natalie and have agreed to go forward with their decision. Will write more tomorrow.