Thursday in the late morning, Eric's Doctor came and talked to us about going home Thursday night, instead of Friday morning. But it meant that Eric would have to get a IV for the blood transfusion (they can not do Chemo and blood transfusions in his port at the same time). Of course we were both pretty excited about going home early, so they put the IV in place around 2pm and started the transfusion around 3 pm. He had 5 tubes going into him at this point... not to mention the blood pressure cuff that was constantly on his arm and the unit they wraps around his finger to measure the oxygen in his blood. While they give the transfusion of blood, they have to watch his vitals very close. At one point the chemo pump had an alarm go off and there were no nurses around, so where I now have my nursing training... :)... decided to see if I can fix the problem. With all the tubing, Eric had kinked the chemo tubing causing the alarm. It was then that I realized how many tubes he was connected too, because they were tangled up and underneath him. Have I ever mentioned that this is quite the ride? Needless to say we got home at 10:30 Thursday night and what a joy to sleep in our own beds!
Eric is doing pretty good. He went golfing yesterday with his brother Daryl and then to a movie last night with his friends. When Eric got home last night he said he was pretty sore, because he walked a lot all day long on his leg. Where he is still getting Chemo, he is not able to be very mobile during the week.