Terence received a 'Nuelasta' shot when he completed chemo last night. It stimulates his bone marrow to make white blood cells so that he won't become nutropenic. I am glad for it, but It causes deep bone pain in his hip, femur and legs.
Neulasta reduces the chance of infection in people who have cancer and are receiving chemotherapy medications that may decrease the number of neutrophils (a type of blood cell needed to fight infection). Terence has several sights on his body that would be prone to picking up an infection (nuphrostomy tube/PICC line and self cathing), so we are being on the safe side.
$3K and worth it.
|Terence & Sherry & grand kids, 2009|
Please join me in this prayer for Terence:
"Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well" (3 John1:2).