|The room after packing up!|
Before heading out to lunch with Rhonda, Zacks lunch arrives. As I walk down the hall, Chris (remember Vin Diesel "almost" look alike) comments, "lunch, hot wings, cool, tell Zack I'll be down there soon to have lunch with him." Zack gets a kick out of his comment and says "well he better hurry, 'cause it's all gonna be gone in a minute." Rhonda calls to say she is on her way, so I go downstairs to meet her. I just need a couple of hours to get out and walk around. I'm still not feeling well, but hoping that walking around with help some. Since Amy and Bill are on their way, I don't feel so bad leaving him, knowing he will have company (which is not Mom or Dad!).
|Rhonda made me do it!|
Thank God I was able to call Rhonda during my waiting period and she brought Zack dinner while I was stuck downstairs. When I arrived back at the room she was sitting with Zack, just hanging out watching a movie. She didn't want to leave him alone and didn't want me worrying about him. Even though he stays alone during the day and occasionally when I run out to get lunch, I just felt I was pushing it so close to discharge time. NOTHING stands in the way of our leaving and on time.
Zack and I start to get goofy as the night progresses. As much as I'm ready to get out, Imagine how Zack must feel. His nausea is not as bad tonight, he is on his special medicine which will help as long as he takes it every 12 hours for a day or so. He is trying not to get too excited about seeing his friends tomorrow, he hopes he doesn't end up in bed all day feeling sick, as he had the last time he had chemo. We are both excited about going home, being in our own beds and waking up without being disturbed. We are grateful for the care all the nurses showed us and until next month, wish them all the best.