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

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Getting up just to be knocked down again.

We made it home on Thursday after being in the hospital for a cold. Yes, the doctors seemed to think that he "may" have pneumonia. The chest x-ray was once again clear and yet we were in the hospital from Monday to Thursday. Sucked. Then, we got home for a little over 24 hours when wouldn't you know it, Joshua started with a fever. Yep. Sucked even more. So back to the hospital on Friday evening. Things seemed to be improving and by Sunday, Joshua actually had an ANC in the 340's. If he didn't get a fever all day the doctors were going to let him go home. Great. The day was going well until around 6 when his temp spiked yet again. More suckage. Monday comes along and I prepare to trade off with Jeff at the hospital. I pack a bag and lug it through the hospital. That's when I find out that Joshua has an ANC of 1800 and since his fever came down and he was fever free we could go home. Of course we had to stay all day to hear that his 4th chest x-ray was once again clear. Surprise! Okay so the being able to come home and the clear x-ray didn't suck but the lugging of the bag really did.

So we're home. Hopefully until the 24th when he's scheduled to go back for 4 days worth of chemo. It would be nice to have my family all in one place. It would be nice to eat good food rather than the junk at the hospital. It would be nice to actually feel like I have a husband rather than someone I share babysitting duties with. At least for two weeks. Is that too much to ask?