A Scare at Work
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...
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
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
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
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
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 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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