A very hard day for Rich

Today’s treatment was supposed to be quick and easy…it was quick, but it was not easy. By the time we got back to  Oakhurst, Rich was vomiting, had severe chills and was experiencing other side effects. His fever spiked to 102.8.

Thankfully, Kaiser oncology has a number you can call directly. The nurses had me give him an anti-nausea drug that dissolves on your tongue, and then called in a prescription for a second similar drug. He took both, and the chills and nausea have subsided. He just took an Aleve, and hopefully that will help with the fever.

Our teenage friend Maddie watched the kids this morning…Rich’s chemo appointment was at 8:30, and I thought it would be a quick and easy day. When we arrived home, my friend Julia (Maddie’s mom) ended up taking the kids to their house for a bit…then my mom just picked up the kids from there…it’ll be an afternoon of movies and playing with Barbies at Bitsy and Poppa’s house…

Please pray that Rich’s fever goes down…that these side effects settle down…and that he’s  able to rest. Thank you all!


3 Responses to “A very hard day for Rich”

  1. Jeff Gilman Says:


    Still praying!

  2. Colleen Says:

    Rich! Sorry for the bad day. I wonder if you can take the nausea meds ahead as a precaution, as well as the Aleve, next time? Hang on…you’ll get through this.

  3. Doug B Says:

    Hang in there, Rich. After the full course is done, you will have your life back.

    I guess if there is a plus to losing your hair, it’s easier to keep a cool washrag up there to temper the fever.

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