Monday, March 07, 2011

Sometimes when it rains, it pours and day -4

This is day -4 and so far Reid has been doing well.  He is still eating well and exercising daily.  The stem cell patients are supposed to walk for at least 10 minutes three times a day.  Today is considered a day of rest and he receives no chemo on this day.  So far he's been receiving the same chemo drug, but tomorrow he'll receive something new.  At least that's my understanding.
A few hours ago he was transferred to a new room on the 17th floor.  This is a brand new area of the hospital and he's the first patient in this room.  It's probably twice the size of his previous room and has 2 tv's.  One for the patient and one for visitors.  The view of the Houston skyline is amazing.  I've taken pictures and will post them later.  Right now I'm at the hospital on the netbook.  We were kind of surprised when we heard about this move as we did not realize the new section was ready for patients.

His new room number is 1741.  The rest of the address is still the same.

Reid Martin
c/o MD Anderson Cancer Center
Room 1741
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX  77030

I haven't had time to update my blog.  When it rains, it pours.  We had sewerage backing up into the house and spent last night at a motel.  The plumber came this morning and we're OK now...I hope.  It was chilly yesterday morning and I turned the heat on and the carbon monoxide detector went off.  We turned off the heat and opened all the windows.  We actually think the detector malfunctioned.  We bought a new one and turned the heat on and it detected nothing, but we won't run the heater again until it's checked.

It's time for us to go take one of those ten minute walks!  We appreciate your warm thoughts and prayers...Betty


  1. I'm so glad that Reid is doing good with his treatments! That's great to get to move to a big new room like that. Who would have thought they would have 2 tv's!

    I hope everything gets fixed at your home! That's sounds awful.

    I'm not sure if you got my email or not since you had mentioned in a previous post that you were trying to change emails. I was wondering if you could ask your friend that had the problem that my cousin Dora has where she went to get the help that she got? The doctors here are just not doing really anything for her at all. They apparently don't know what to do and are sending her to the Cleveland Clinic sometime in April. I think that is just too long! She's been paralyzed for a month now. Any information she could supply would be greatly appreciated!

    Angela wvangela @ gmail. com

  2. It's so good to hear that Reid is doing well. I would think he's a lot safer from germs in a brand new room.

    I hope your plumber did a good job....

    Prayers and Blessings to you all!

  3. I'm glad he'll have a bigger and newer room for awhile. Hope there wasn't too much damage at the house with the back up. We've had problems like that before.

    Take care.

  4. That's nice that Reid has a large, new room. And a view. I think it's wonderful that two nurses have to agree it's the right medicine, etc., to give a patient each and every time. Hope all goes well.

  5. My pleasure, Betty. It's wonderful how much love there is in the blogosphere, isn't it? I like to think of it as a little slice of utopia.
    I'm following along too, so I can follow Reid's progress. Keeping good thoughts for you all.


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