Well tomorrow is the big day and darn its scary. We're all swinging between great excitement and extreme worry so its kinda weird in the Walker/Paterson household right now. Whilst one of us might be all wooohooo-ie and giving it big grins another is quiet, moody and in deep contemplation.
We have to be at the hospital early tomorrow morning. First Scott will have his port accessed and have blood tests run. Hopefully there will be no dodgy cells and all counts will be good. If his anc is over 750 Scott will receive his last dose of chemotherapy (IV methotrexate). Should his hemoglobin or platelets be low he'll have transfusions. Then at about 11am he'll go to the 'day hospital' and have anaesthesia prior to a spinal tap and bone marrow aspiration. Once Scott wakes up he has to lie flat for about an hour to prevent what they call 'spinal headache', then we can go home.
The samples will be analysed over the coming days and checked for leukemic cells. Obviously we want these samples to be clear. We could receive preliminary results tomorrow afternoon or Friday but it will more than likely be Monday or Tuesday before we hear anything definite.
OMG Im such a blithering idiotic wreck. Make sure y'all wear your lucky knickers tomorrow, ok?