Brandon had a relatively “good” last couple of days. He was able to eat a little more (and keep more down), and he wasn’t in as much pain. He was talkative and engaged when we went for his chemo appointment this morning. He had lost a few pounds while trying to go back on TPN, but he gained a couple of those back as of today, which was good news. The oncologist is still concerned about his nutritional needs being met and would like for him to gain some weight in order to better tolerate the treatments. Brandon’s hemoglobin was low this morning, which was surprising because he didn’t seem as run down as he usually is when this is the case. So instead of doing the chemo today, they decided to give him two more units of blood and wait another week to see if he can continue to eat more food, drink more protein drinks and maybe gain another couple of pounds before doing chemo again. Brandon says his appetite is good and is learning by trial and error what does and doesn’t sit well when he tries to eat.
We hope he continues to feel better as this week goes on and is able to get a little stronger before his treatment next week.