Kim had her first radiation treatment yesterday on her thoracic vertebrae (upper back) to treat the cancer that has recently shown up there. It was a little uncomfortable for her because on the tight apparatus she had to wear, but like always she was a trooper. She will have 9 more treatments over the next few weeks. Heart rate is down and her pain is being controlled well by the pain pump. Legs continue to be swollen and it sounds like they are considering trying a new diuretic medication soon to see if it will work better than Lasix. She started physical therapy a few days ago and is enjoying that.
I continue to be amazed at the incredible friends Kim has (most she has known from high school) and I enjoy meeting and spending time with all of them when I come to see Kim. Last night her friend Krysal brought homemade chicken and dumplings and a fresh baked pie. I haven't seen Kim eat that much in a long time.....she enjoyed every bite. Kim's cousin was here from Colorado the past couple of days and she is an absolute doll!
There hasn't been any discussion about Kim going home from the hospital at this time and she told me last night she isn't ready to go home yet. She is being well cared for at CTCA and we are blessed to have such an incredible place in our own backyard.