Monday, November 26, 2012


I am sad to report that I am worse today.  Last night I started vomiting a lot which, in turn, caused significant abdominal pain.  They put me out of my misery with an extra dose of pain meds.  I was able to sleep for about four hours or so.

The vomiting continued all morning until I asked my nurse if there could possibly be any other options besides Zofran.  That clearly wasn't helping.  She came back a little later after having a pow wow with the pharmacist.  They now have me on a "cancer cocktail" - a combination of meds that they offer to cancer patients who need a powerful anti-emetic.  I still feel extremely nauseous, but so far I've only thrown up twice.

The events of last night and today have exhausted me.  I have not been able to eat and can only sip liquids slowly.  I had to write to Gavin and Brian's teachers to tell them they wouldn't be at school and each email took me about 15-20 minutes. I kept falling asleep and would wake up having to erase a whole lot ajjdhnnsdkjßxhdduwjb x

See what I mean?

The doctor was in and was unimpressed with my progress.  He said I'd likely be here a couple more days.  I'm sure you can guess how I feel about that... and I'm sure you are right.

Thank you for your support and friendship during this very stressful time.  I appreciate the nice notes so much.  I've been posting pictures sent from home on my Facebook page.  Feel free to friend me - I will accept you all!  Click on the Facebook logo at the top right of the page or search for Kate Gallagher Leong on the Facebook page.

Now I must lay back down for a good and ugly cry.


  1. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this but I don't know how to find you on facebook! can you either add a link to your page or tell me what name to search? Been enjoying your blog and as difficult as things have been I still see you as one of the luckiest women in the world.

  2. I'm a long time reader and just want you to know I'm thinking of all of you and hope you feel better soon and can get home. Hange in there!!

  3. Duh! All I had to do was click the blue "F" in the top right corner! I don't think you could have made that any easier!!!

  4. Kate,
    I don't have a Facebook account so I don't know if you are updating there but I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and praying that things are getting better. God Bless


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