Monday, December 8, 2008

In the Hospital at OSU!

Hello Everyone,

We checked in to the hospital today at 2:00 pm and are sitting getting ready for the drugs tomorrow morning bright and early at 5:00 am.

You know how the devil is in the details, well, I am learning a whole lot more about this clinical trail process. Here is what I have learned so far:


  • I am on the transplant floor and they measure everything that goes in and out of my body (literally... Not fun)
  • 10:00 pm receive saline through Port (All Night: I will be peeing a lot)


  • 5:00 am receive IV in arm for blood labs
  • Receive drugs to lower potassium (makes you go #1 and #2) not fun :(
  • Receive chemo at 8:00 am and 9:00 am (2 bags takes 4 1/2 hours)
  • Blood Labs 5:00am, 8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00pm, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:30


  • Blood Labs 8:30 am,
  • Discharge from Hospital
  • Stay in Hotel Wednesday


  • Blood Labs 8:30 am
  • Go Home!

Met with the doctors and nurses and all have been very nice and pleasant! I am very impressed with their attention to detail! I feel that I am in very good hands!

My platelets are still misbehaving so we need to deal with them! They are at 40 today! :(

All in all I am very comfortable and ready to begin the trail tomorrow! Tammy is right by my side and drilling the doctors and nurses with lots of questions! I love her!

Well, thanks for checking in. I will post again tomorrow to keep everyone up to date with what is happening.

Until tomorrow,



Anonymous said...

Thinking of you! Stay positive, we're one step closer to a cure. BJM

Anonymous said...

Good luck Gary! Keep up your great optimism. It sounds like you are in good hands even if it is OSU!