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A Scare at Work

Saturday, November 21, 2015      5 comments

What a day! In the interest of earning a bit more money for Christmas, I applied for another job watching children at another church, the one affiliated with my son's scout troop. The people there are just lovely, and I have to say that ... Read more

On blood transfusions and delays...

Thursday, November 19, 2015      2 comments

I mentioned in my last blog that on Monday Dr. Gidvani thought that Danny's hemoglobin might drop enough to need a transfusion in a few days, so he ordered that the blood be typed and cross-matched. I'm not exactly sure what is entailed i... Read more

Feeling Sad

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      4 comments

Danny had a week off from chemo and appointments last week, which was a nice break. Today when we came in, I was shocked and deeply saddened to find out that Major Dahmer's husband had died last Wednesday. Major Dahmer is the only ... Read more

Remembering my veterans

Thursday, November 12, 2015      1 comments

It is the very tail end of Veteran's Day, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention all the veterans who are/have been important in my life. First, my father, who was an Army officer in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and who was a model to me all m... Read more

What's been happening

Sunday, November 08, 2015      3 comments

I got completely snowed under with life since my last posting, and haven't been able to update regularly with all the details about Danny with every symptom and what the doctors think, etc., etc. I record all that here mainly because this... Read more

Proud Mother Moment

Saturday, October 31, 2015      7 comments

My oldest surprised me a whole, whole lot today by announcing that he had gotten some prizes in a 'short story' writing contest. Before I could get too excited, he told me that the prize would be an Amazon gift card. Nice, much better tha... Read more

Danny's 'Episode'

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      6 comments

Danny had a major episode this afternoon, which scared me and terrified Henry. We had just returned from a trip, and Danny walked in the front door after me. Henry was still at the car getting stuff. Danny said he couldn't walk, or so... Read more

Home from the hospital - hooray!

Sunday, October 25, 2015      3 comments

Danny's hospitalization wasn't a pleasant one. Well, they never are, but some are definitely worse than others. He was just miserable the whole time. But when I asked him why he felt awful, or which part of his body hurt, I got snapped at tha... Read more

Back in the hospital

Saturday, October 24, 2015      2 comments

In my last blog I mentioned that Danny's ANC was zero this past Tuesday and that he would have an automatic hospitalization if he were to get a fever. And that he had to return to the clinic on Friday for counts otherwise, in hopes of having ne... Read more

Week four/blood counts

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      2 comments

After his chemo last week, Dr. Howell, whose clinic day it was, and I, had decided that Danny would come back on Wednesday of this week for counts. Seemed reasonable to me, one week past his chemo, which would probably be about the time he woul... Read more

After chemo week

Thursday, October 15, 2015      3 comments

After Danny's week of chemo was over, he didn't have any appointments the following week (October 5-9), partly because all the doctors but one were at the Children's Oncology Group Meeting, so that one remaining doctor was going to be extremely ... Read more

Thursday and Friday of chemo week

Monday, October 12, 2015      5 comments

I meant to post this a long time ago. I get so busy and so stressed that I have trouble making time to blog, but it really helps me to do it, so I try to eventually manage to get to it. This is the follow-up to my last post, and the chemo week... Read more

Monday to Wednesday, last week

Monday, October 05, 2015      1 comments

Last week started out pretty well. Danny was finally feeling better after the last cycle, just in time to be slammed again, which is always the way. He did quite well for most of the week, though. The worst effects always take some time befo... Read more

Visits with my daughter and my mother

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      2 comments

I very much enjoyed my trip east, to visit my college senior daughter for Parent's Weekend in Front Royal, VA. My only real regret was that I wasn't able to sign up for the Civil War sites bus tour offered by one of the professors. By the time... Read more

Chemo cycle update

Sunday, September 20, 2015      3 comments

Danny had to go in for counts last Tuesday (the 15th), one week after getting the last chemo of the cycle. I was fully expecting him to need platelets, since he always does at this stage. But it was one of those days when everything in the cli... Read more

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