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Low white cells

Thursday, May 21, 2015      5 comments

Today Danny had a regular clinic visit for blood counts. I wasn't expecting anything too bad, since his counts had been fine on Sunday. In particular, his neutrophils (infection-fighting white blood cells) were relatively high. Well, I wa... Read more

Alexander has nothing on Danny

Monday, May 18, 2015      3 comments

That would be Alexander, he of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. I actually thought we had had terrible, horrible, etc., days before, but I was wrong. They paled in comparison to the past three days. One day isn't enough to encom... Read more

Bad Ankle

Friday, May 15, 2015      4 comments

I don't think I mentioned in earlier blogs that I had an appointment with my own doctor (how bizarre to go to any doctor other than my kids') last week. I really like this guy. He does a whole lot of blood work and then sees areas that might b... Read more

MRI results

Saturday, May 09, 2015      4 comments

I was quite nervous about Danny's MRI results. Dr. Whiteway had put the request for a scan in the system, but when I went in to schedule it a week ago, the first available opening was June 21st. I knew Dr. W wouldn't think that was soon enough... Read more

Rocky start to the week

Monday, April 27, 2015      2 comments

After coming in for counts last Tuesday, and being started on Megace, Danny still had kind of a tough rest of the week. He was eating a bit more, but not enough more. We had to come in on Friday as well, since we had intended to go camping Fri... Read more

We have a plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      3 comments

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...

Sunday, April 19, 2015      4 comments

...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

Thursday, April 16, 2015      3 comments

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      7 comments

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

Friday, April 10, 2015      2 comments

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

Monday, April 06, 2015      3 comments

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

Neuropsych Testing

Monday, March 30, 2015      3 comments

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

Friday, March 27, 2015      3 comments

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      4 comments

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?

Sunday, March 22, 2015      4 comments

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


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