The first few doses hit me like a ton of bricks. The first one brought intense chills, vomiting, fever, and severe discomfort. The second dose was more of the same plus shortness of breath. They went ahead with the third dose last night but we skipped the regularly scheduled dose this morning and now I’m in the ICU for low blood pressure and significantly decreased urine output. Dr. Schaub said that because my blood pressure was so low, proper amount of blood was not getting to the kidneys. After being stabilized in the ICU, we did the forth dose at 4:00 pm. So far it’s ok. The doctors are doubtful there will be a fifth. It is very hard to write and Jeff is writing as dictation because I just wanted to let everyone know I’m ok. I am still in the ICU and we don’t know what is going to happen next.
Today I’m thankful for the vast resources of NCI. All of the nurses who are loving and caring for me, my doctors who will cure me, my amazing friends and family, and as always my wonderful husband Jeff who has to go through so much for me and my perfect baby Kai. I will be home soon little one.