This is high dosage chemotherapy. He will be receiving Carboplatin and VP 16 (Etoposide) for 5 days. On day 6 he will receive Melphalan. One day of rest and the next day the stem cells will be introduced back into him. Those stem cells take around 14 days to engraph, which means when Jacob hits rock bottom within those 14 days his body will have no protection and things will be rough. I'm dreading it.
Today I'm counting my blessings. In between clinic visits and admission Jacob and I were able to go on a little date. It was nice to have a fun time eating out and shopping before this extended hospital stay. Also, right before leaving home our neighbor brought over a beautiful flower from his garden for me. Little did he know that we were about to embark on this journey right then. His timing was impeccable. As I drove away I set this flower on the dash board and tears sprang to me eyes. It was just what I needed..a beautiful send off on this journey we are about to embark.