We have a plan
Danny has been having quite a few nose bleeds the past several days. Having once been embarrassed by bringing him in to check platelets, only to find out that his platelets were fine and the nosebleed was caused by digital trauma, I wasn't goin... Read more
Last Day of Chemo...
...for the week, at least. Friday was another horrible day. Poor Danny was just so exhausted and sick, and he wouldn't eat (sending me just about around the bend with worry). I had him on a schedule for anti-nausea meds, which actually worked... Read more
Second two days of chemo
Unfortunately, the second two days of chemo were not good ones. No two ways about it, the past two days have been horrific.
The hospital was having a blood drive on Wednesday, and as soon as I saw the signs, I decided to donate. I used ... Read more
First two days of chemo
Yesterday Danny and I got up early for a looooong day of chemo. I gave him all the anti-nausea drugs that have been prescribed and are compatible with each other: Kytril, Marinol, and two Benadryl. I might not normally give him all four pills... Read more
Week of Respite
This has been a pretty good week overall. Monday we found out Danny wouldn't have chemo, and he and I have both been resting and recovering since. Well, sort of. I had mailed my taxes to my accountant last week, and this week I had to get my ... Read more
Quite a Week
After Danny had a fever caused by one of his chemo drugs last week (Wednesday night) and got checked out as OK on Thursday morning, I was asked to bring him in on Monday, March 30th for counts.
His platelets had been fine on Thursday. Th... Read more
Last Monday, the 23rd, Danny was scheduled for a neuropsych evaluation at the hospital. This is a very thorough exam, usually taking all day, which includes, among other things, IQ testing. Kids with Danny's type of cancer are supposed to have... Read more
Fevers and lawn mowers
Danny had gotten his chemo on Tuesday. Wednesday we spent the day at Randolph AFB, where Danny was "Pilot for a Day." We brought two of his friends with us, and I must say that it was fabulous. They left no stone unturned when it came to fun ... Read more
Allergic Reaction to Platelets
After Danny's panic attacks, which were a week ago, and after he recovered so completely, I wasn't expecting to come back to the clinic until Tuesday of this week, for regular mid-cycle chemo. However, about 6:30 Thursday morning, Danny woke me... Read more
Why do I do this to myself?
Every single year I vow that I am not going to let the grass/weeds grow too high over the winter so that I won't face a nightmare when I break out the lawn mower. And every single blasted year, I have an epic fail at keeping that vow. I mean E... Read more
On a lighter note...
So I was invited to my cousin's wedding in North Carolina. My inclination was to want to go, since family is important to me, and this family is scattered all over (one cousin in NC, one in Japan, one in Las Vegas, and one in Maryland). But th... Read more
What next? (I did not want to know the answer to that question.)
Danny had a couple of weird episodes yesterday that threw me for a loop, to put it mildly. It seems that we have another problem on top of all the other things he has been dealing with. It is an old saying that God never gives anyone more tha... Read more
So Very Proud of my Son!
The last three days of Danny's chemo went pretty well. I was astonished on Wednesday, when, during the chemo, Danny told me that he wanted to go bowling afterwards. And he wanted to bowl six games!
Danny is in a bowling league on Saturday... Read more
New Week of Chemo
This week Danny is getting chemo every day, and we are sort of used to it by now, since this is the fourth cycle of this particular regimen. However, there have been some differences. No two cycles so far ever seem to be alike.
Also, th... Read more
There's always something. Last Friday we went back to the clinic for counts and a talk with Dr. Whiteway. The first thing she said was that it hadn't been white blood cells in Danny's spinal fluid after all. Instead it was the liposomal... Read more
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