He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Monday, July 21, 2008

More Fun

Nurses come in to give Joshua chemo wearing white gowns and wearing gloves. They never handle it any other way. Then, they pump it into my son. Sounds good. I'm telling you though there has got to be something extra in it this time around. Joshua has been a talking, energetic little guy today. He has helped his nurses take his temp, blood pressure and given them high fives. He wasn't too thrilled that we had to start the eye drops again but bounced right back. It amazes me that he can be so happy while large jugs of chemo are going straight into his veins and he is tied to a hospital bed.

Obviously his counts were good today. His ANC was 1380 and platelets were over 500. Well into the start range. We're checked into Hotel Hopkins for the next two nights and hopefully will be discharged by early Wednesday afternoon. We've worked our way through two of the DVD's I've brought from home so I only have three left as well as the leapster games to get us through. If we exhaust all of those I can resort to song and dance but it's not a pretty picture. He has learned to use the buttons on the bed so that has kept him busy for a good while today. He seems to think it's a ton of fun to go up and down and up and down.

Meanwhile, Noah and Adam are having fun at Camp Nonna and Pappy. It'll take me a week to undo all of that "fun" when they get home. They have a great time none the less and don't miss Jeff or I a bit. It's nice to know they don't mind us going off. As a matter of a fact this morning as I was getting Joshua into the car, they were standing on the front step with suitcases in hand. I tried to hand out a few hugs and kisses but instead I got the "get outta here Mom we've got places to go" look. Such a nice feeling.


Keith, Kathy, Collin & Will said...

We hope that Joshua is feeling okay today and that all goes well over the next few days so that you can come back to KI later this week! Let us know if you need a movie and/or food run as it's no big deal to drop something off for you in the city on the way home from work (or during lunch--don't tell my boss:)!

Aunt Paula and Uncle Mike said...

Only one more night! Glad to hear all is going good. TOO much energy for me. I wish Joshua would pass some along to me. If you need anything let me know. Hope you get home early tomorrow! Love you lots!