we have a plan

Judith, Robert, a dr. friend, a nurse friend and Kirby’s primary dr. had a meeting last night.  Last night, actually this morning in the wee wee hours, was the 5th (and final) night of the first round of chemo treatments.  It will be two weeks before the second five-day  round of chemo treatments.  During the next  two weeks we will get more pathology results back from Johns Hopkins and another  specialty  lab.  Kirby’s Dr. will consult with the other drs. who have experience with this type of cancer.

We are working on transitioning to meds that we can give at home to control her nausea and pain.   As soon as we have that under control, we go home.

Last night the dr. said that patients who are good performers i.e. do more for themselves tend to do better with the chemo.  That means eating, walking etc.  ( I have got to add positive attitude, prayer and humor the mix)


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Veronica
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 13:19:18

    That sounds like a terrific plan. We are continuously sending positive energy and thinking of Kirby. Love, Veronica


  2. Abby B
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 13:32:32

    Thank you for sharing! Love to all of you.


  3. Nanette
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 14:48:14

    So, so happy that you are moving in this direction. Thinking, always of you all. Love, Nanette


  4. olya
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 14:55:20

    Who’s a better performer than our Kirbster??!! I hope she gets home soon!


  5. Katie Shinberg
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 16:56:26

    Ginger might help with the nausea


  6. Ilona Klein
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 19:12:26

    L’Shana Tova to the Capen-Weinstein family. My prayers during the High Holy Days will be for Kirby to have a complete healing of body and soul; for the skill of the doctors; and for the family to have strength and faith.

    The grandchildren and I will begin making cranes very soon.

    Love and gentle hugs,


  7. Jan
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 23:24:27

    Kirby, you and your family have been in my daily thoughts and meditations. I had hoped to visit you tomorrow, but I seem to have caught some kind of “bug” that’s sitting in my chest right now. So I think it best I not share any unwanted germs with you. Instead, I will share a Shel Silverstein poem from a newly released book Every Thing On It, that includes works and illustrations that haven’t been previously punished. Hope this makes you smile 🙂

    Every Thing On It
    I asked for a hot dog
    With everything on it,
    And that was my big mistake,
    ‘Cause it came with a parrot,
    A bee in a bonnet,
    A wristwatch, a wrench, and a rake.
    It came with a goldfish,
    A flag, and a fiddle,
    A frog, and a front porch swing,
    And a mouse in a mask –
    That’s the last time I ask
    For a hot dog with everything.

    Wishing you continued healing as you go from strength to strength.
    Love and hugs, Jan


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