I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Michael’s one super kidney. For those who haven’t heard the story, when Michael was first diagnosed last year he had to go through a series of tests including a CAT scan. The tech who was doing the testing turned to Michael part way through and said something like “…so when did you have your kidney removed?” Yup, turns out that my husband was born with a single, albeit enormous, kidney and he never knew. Well, his blood work came back from this morning and it appears that his amazing kidney has already metabolized the methotrexate in his body beyond where we need it to be to get out of here. This means that we can go home tonight after Michael’s last round of chemo (midnightish)!!
Michael is feeling pretty tired. In general I would say that this hospital stay was slightly less pleasant than the last two. We had some screamers on the hall last night and a nurse who didn’t exactly exude confidence. But it doesn’t matter much now because in about 5 hours we’ll be sleeping soundly in our own bed with super Otis and the super kidney.
Keep the emails and phone calls coming. They have been a tremendous pick-me-up when marathons of Northern Exposure start to tire. And of course a happy and healthy new year to all those celebrating. May it be a year of friendship, love, birth and de-lymphomatization.