Sunday, November 17, 2019

Keytruda #8

Ever since Raia went to Kyiv with me in July, Asya has been wanting to go, too. This time she got her chance. We left Thursday evening.

It was hot in the train, and we didn't sleep much, but I was amazed at how Asya kept up the next day, even while tired. We had a great time together.

Everything was very routine at the clinic. I haven't been able to get my weight back up, and the blood test results weren't as good as last time, but there wasn't anything really bad. One liver number was a little off, my haemoglobin is back down a little, and protein is low. So, I'll be taking liver medicine again and trying to eat even better.

Decorations at the clinic
Lunch at the clinic
After we finished with the medical part, we got her new passport and Jaan's from the American embassy, then went on to visit my friend. Asya got to meet and play with the younger children there, but the girls her age were away for the day. She enjoyed the little ones.

We didn't sleep in the train much on the way back, either, but the sunrise was really beautiful. After we got home I rested and slept most of the day, but Asya went straight to art school and from there to music. We had calls with requests for her to spend the next night with one friend from art school and then with another friend from music school. We're such mean parents that we made her come home and actually sleep that night instead. She forgives us. 

My next trip will be December 6. That will be for a scan and consultation, and then based on those results, probably more Keytruda.


Baba Julie said...

I'm so glad Asya got to go with you! I know that meant a lot to her, even though you were both so tired. I am sorry to hear that your numbers are down, but maybe the medicine and eater better will help. You are constantly in our prayers and we both send our love to all of you!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are moving ahead! Your children are do supportive and loving.
Prayers and blessings for all of you.

Pam Greenwood

Marsha said...

Sounds like the two of you made some special memories. Continued Prayers.

Lindy Johnson said...

It sounds like a nice trip even if the numbers were off. Glad you had some friend visiting time too. Thank you for the update. You are in our thoughts!

Mom said...

Thank you for the update. I have been checking several times each day, hoping for information on this last treatment. Asya had been so looking forward to traveling with you; we know she treasures every minute. Love to all!