Our little experiment to find the most appropriate dosage of pain meds worked. Unfortunately, it wasn’t zero. It’s somewhere around 0.5 mg/hr. Hey, that’s a significant amount less than the 1.3 mg/hr we were suckin’ down just week before last! We take that to mean that the treatment is working, by darned. And next week’s treatment means more workin’ will be happening.
Maggie’s been sleeping a lot. Most of this week she’s not gotten out of bed until 11AM, sometimes later. And naps are a requisite part of the day. It’s hard not to be concerned about it but I’m trying. She likes to sleep and the puppies sure enjoy the snuggle time so who am I to complain. Our guess is that as soon as we can drop that pain pump the energy levels will shoot back up.
Nausea has all but disappeared until today. While getting her portacath changed, the person doing the change-out flushed her port a little too quickly which kicked in the ill feelings. An after-lunch bath and nap helped. By evening, when friends came over to help prepare for the party she seemed to be feeling better.
Tomorrow is the annual wine party. It’s going to be great thanks to all our friends kicking in a little volunteer work to help us prepare. Maggie is under strict orders to sit and rest. Too much exertion during preparation and she’ll never make it through the party and we can’t have that. So, with a few less complex appetizer recipes and a few more friends helping her out, we’re still going to make this party happen. I’m sure it’ll be a smashing success. 139 people have RSVP’d so far.