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

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just a little update from Hotel Hopkins

Yes, we've checked in. Wednesday afternoon, Joshua started running a fever of 102.2. You know what that means. We raced up to Hopkins to find that Joshua has an ANC of 0 and that we have at least a two day hospital stay. As of today, his ANC is still at 0 with no sign of improving in the next day or so. So we're having some unscheduled rest and relaxation. He's not really eating much and feels pretty yucky. He has had a fever on and off but seems to have kept it in check for much of today. Hopefully, we'll start to see a little improvement by tomorrow. My guess for check out is probably Sunday but we'll see. The good thing is that we are hopefully getting this out of the way before Christmas. His counts are exactly where we expect them so the chemo is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.