Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lexe started her third round of chemotherapy last friday evening.  She will be dosed in the morning and evening thru this coming Wednesday.  As mentioned earlier, her chemo will be a total of five days.  The duration is shorter than previous rounds but the dosage she is receiving is much higher.  Things are going okay.  Lexe has developed a sore throat, most likely a result of the chemo.  Chemotherapy destroys the fast growing cells in the body which include the lining in the mouth and throat.  As expected during chemo, Lexe has no appetite.

As a preventative measure against chemo induced fevers, Lexe has been put on a steroid that she gets prior to every chemo dose.  Unfortunately the steroids are leaving Lexe looking kinda puffy right now. A small price to pay to keep the fevers away.

Last Tuesday Danielle Sunderhaus, one of the coaches at the University of Arizona, came to visit Lexe at our home.  We have now had all three of Lexe's coaches out to our home.  We had a great visit went to lunch and then drove up to Snowbird Ski Resort to take a tram ride.  It was fun!  We are really looking forward to following the U of A soccer team and know that they are in for a good season.

Lexe and Danielle at the top of Snowbird
Jenn Heslop once again decorated Lexe's hospital room.  The room theme for round three is "Laughter Is The Best Medicine".  Lexe's room is covered in jokes from family and friends.  Thanks Jenn and Carli!!

Round three room theme

Jokes like this one are all over the walls

Each strip of the banners contain a joke that visitors pull and share
Come Wednesday the last of the chemo for round three will be done!!!!


  1. Keep going, Lexe! You are amazing :)

  2. Here is some more laughter medicine:
    When chemists die, they barium.

    Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

    I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

    How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

    I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

    This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

    I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

    I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

    They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O.

    PMS jokes aren't funny; period.

    Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.

    We are going on a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz.

    I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

    Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job
    because she couldn't control her pupils?

    When you get a bladder infection urine trouble.

    Broken pencils are pointless.

    I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.

    What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?
    A thesaurus.

    England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

    I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

    I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

    All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.

    I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

    Velcro — what a rip off!

    A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy

    Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!

    The earthquake in Washington obviously was the government's fault.

    Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too

    We are keeping the candles lit for you,
    Michael Ward

  3. Lexe,
    Round 3! wow! I am so glad you are doing good. Sorry about the sore throat. Medicine's can do strange things to the body. I got word on my blood work that I can't be a kidney donor for my brother. I was so down about it. We are just praying for my Nephew's results to come back good enough , that he can be a match for his dad. Keep up with your beautiful smile and a great attitude. You are doing wonderful.

    Love, Marilyn Bodily