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One Down…

The first treatment of chemo is over. One down, three more treatments to go at two week intervals before the next CT scan. I’m not sure who was more pleased after the nurse came by to disconnect the needle, pouch and tubing—Matt or Mocha. Mocha is my Jack Russell Terrier who routinely rejects me for Matt!

Knowing Matt’s phobia for needles, I know he is thrilled to KNOW the needle is no longer in his chest — especially one that felt like it was being stabbed right into his heart! At least that’s how he described it. Having watched the nurse take the needle, and yes, stab it into the medi-port which was surgically placed under Matt’s skin above the heart, well, I couldn’t exactly argue the statement!

But remember Mocha—my Jack Russell Terrier who routinely rejects me for Matt—well she is definitely pleased to no longer having Matt cautiously keeping her away from all the hoses and connections. Presently Matt is stretched out on the couch watching old reruns with Mocha happily snuggled up to him. They look quite content.

Considering the toxicity of the treatment, Matt is feeling remarkably well after this first treatment. He’s experienced only minor side effects thus far — though admittedly his energy and strength is a bit zapped. Yes, that explains the stretched out on the couch watching old reruns with Mocha. Mostly right now we’re just thankful for how well he is feeling. What a blessing.

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