Ana’s CT scan is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. tomorrow morning (eek). We got the call today so we’re basically going to roll out of bed at 5 a.m., stagger to the car and drive to the city. Apparently it was the only time slot available. The surgeon and oncologist at Sloan (Dr. Laquaglia and Dr. Meyer respectively) are going to meet with us around 9:00 or 9:30. In hospital time that probably means we’ll be done with everything by 11:00 (based on experience – nothing every goes as planned).
It’ll be rough getting up and out so early, but it’s kind of nice that we’ll get the scan done so soon in the day. She will need an I.V. because they can’t use her catheter to administer the contrast for this scan – I’m not sure why, but I thought my head was going to explode in Adam’s when the coordinator dropped this bombshell less than 24 hours before the test. Ana is handling it okay – she’s now mad at Sloan (e.g., “why do they hate me?”) but I think she’ll do fine.
Ana may have to go to the infusion center in Westchester on the way home – she’s had a headache and been feeling ill all day and if she’s not better tomorrow they are going to want to check her counts again. She also needs to get an infusion of antibiotics which they weren’t able to do when she went on Friday because the power was out and she had to get the vincristine at a nearby hospital which wasn’t equipped to give her the antibiotics.
I hope we will get some good news tomorrow, and we’ll be able to finally see the beginning of the end of this ordeal. I promise to update the blog as soon as I can. In the meantime, here’s a picture of Ana and Emily busily drawing Manga cartoons (Emily is staying overnight at a friend’s tonight so we don’t have to drag her into the city with us tomorrow).