5:45 AM. It’s been 21 days since Rose received a rectal cancer diagnosis. I just received a text message from Rose's daughter Amy that she and Rose have arrived safely in Las Vegas, where Rose would stay for the next month with Amy's daughter, Toni. The night drive from LA was a response to the weather turning against us—by noon it would hit 106 F in Las Vegas. Today, Rose is on day 16 of her detox. What started as a 10-day detox became a 21-day detox. And if there’s anything you don’t want to experience while detoxing, it’s dehydration. Driving in the day in the heat was too risky. So Amy and Rose left in the middle of the night to make the drive.