Sunday, January 10, 2010

Last Day of 10 Day Antibiotics

It has been a while since I have written but we have been enjoying being home and relaxing. The last couple of weeks have been crazy with Marco being in the hospital for four days and being let out one day before New Years Eve with his platelets being very low and having an infection. This was due to his immune system being so vulnerable during chemo.

He needed a 10 day antibiotic infusion to fight the infection. So I volunteered to infuse the medication through his IV. I was even acting the part of the nurse, verifying his name, date of birth and so on. Even called him Mr. Mendez for the whole one hour and a half infusion. I thought it was funny. On the other hand I hate that he had to come home and have this done at home knowing that he would have to return to COH for chemo a week later after having the IV at home. But we have to do what we have to do to have him feel better.

Very glad that Marco is no longer going to need me to infuse a one hour and a half infusion of antibiotics anymore. Today was the last of a 10 day infusion. I didn't mind at all , but I know being attached that long without really able to do anything while attached to an IV is tough enough. So now he was one whole day to enjoy not being attached and then we are off to COH again, for his third cycle of chemo which I am glad to tell you that the tumors have shrunk 90%. So the chemo is working.

We did get to take our family picture. Thanks goes to Leezy120, LazyT, and ODAT who set up momma's house with a perfect background. We spent Christmas at home with Marco's family and New Year's too. Since Marco had just gotten out of the hospital we stayed home. It was a little weird for us because we usually have a full house and to have no noise was weird. There is all ways next time.

So for now, Marco is doing well, not looking forward to returning for more chemo but since it's working I guess we have no choice in the matter.


Moshura's Sister said...

The pictures are beautiful! Ya'll are way too sexy for this cancer ;)

Anonymous said...

Leezy120 said...
That was a very nice and pleasant surprise! You guys look awesome in those pictures!

Hang in there Marco!
Momma has a menu for you.
Let us know what you are craving and she will try to make it or we can go get it.

You guys are a gorgeous family!
DLP and Machini always so cute and adorable!!

Surviving 3 Under 5 said...

Get Out!!

You guys look great!

I can't believe Weezee finally got her Family Christmas Pictures. It only took a couple of years but.... but whose counting.

Having this Photo shoot was Weezee's life mission. I am glad that the whole family indulged her and participated in the beautiful Photo shoot.

Let me tell you, you all look so good. Marcs's smile is worth million bucks. Who would know that he is enduring triple Chemo?

Well Raul says that Bald is the new Sexy... What do you think Weezzee? The question is...will Marcs keep his sleek new look???

The kids look like pros. How many rehersals did you put those kids thru? HAHA!

But on another note I am overjoyed that you have had the Chemo knock out 90% of the tumors. All of your hard work is Paying off.

Your whole family has stepped up and faced this new challenge head on... True Warriors!!

You all continue to amaze me with the positive aura that Shines through you.

Love you and keep sending you good vibes...V

Anonymous said...


I am so happy to hear that those damn tumors r shrinking!!!! Tell Marco congratulations. I'm sorry we haven't been able to visit. we are all still sick. We will not take a chance in causing Marco anymore harm that he already going thru. We Love you and miss you. You are always in our hearts and thoughts. I loved the photo video you all looked amazing! OH my goodness you are too sexy! Hey wifie did you get to put on a sexy nurses outfit? That would surely bring a smile to Marco's face.

Elsa D. said...

I am glad Marco is out of the hospital! Hugs

amy said...

thank you for sharing this with me...the christmas photos are beautiful, and your writing is amazing, marie. it's a privilege to be a part of this journey with you all.

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