The past 2 days have shown the first side effects of Tim's new treatment. I really think the preventative steps we took helped as it took almost a week for this to show up and it still isn't bad at all. You have to know what you're looking for to actually notice the rash but Tim is getting uncomfortable. Feeling as though he has a sunburn on his face and his head burns a bit. We need to get his special shampoo again which should help a lot with his scalp. As much as he hates the rash Tim keeps saying how much better it is than the hand and foot syndrome he was previously dealing with.
His nurse, Lynn, called me before Tim started treatment to say that if we wanted pictures together we needed to do it then. We haven't taken any together since our wedding (2 1/2 years ago) so I got in touch with our wedding photographer Olivia Griffin. She very graciously agreed to fit us into her schedule at the last minute for a day she typically reserves to spend with her family and we are so grateful. I know everything she does is pretty fantastic so she may even be able to make us look good. :)
Tonight we went to dinner with my grandma, two of my cousins and their son at Open Hearth. Grandma had a little fall about 3 weeks ago which gave her a fractured arm, some stitches in her hand & forehead (both removed now) and some bruising. Not only is she now doing just as well as she always has but she also saw a man she taught back in the 60s who still recognized her, hoping I got those Miller/DeVenny genes!
That's about it in our world, pretty slow week for us (that's a good thing). It takes awhile to see if the meds are working and the first round of bloodwork usually shoot the numbers way up (which is always a bit disconcerting) but I'm anxious to start seeing some good results and hope we actually get some this time. Until then we're just taking it a day at a time and keeping life as normal as possible.
Izzy Powell, the baby of our friends Landon & Allyson, seems to be finally heading in the right direction. Please still keep them in your prayers as she still has a long way to go for a full recovery.