Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chemo, day 5

Here I sit, on the hospital bed with The Boy, waiting to be given his last dose of mesna, so that we can go home. I'm really excited about this, even though it means an awkward night of every other hour diaper changes in his new sleeping schedule.

The original plan was to discharge us at 4, and give the last two doses orally at home. The hospital can't dispense that medicine, so we're stuck here. The Wife is at home, suffering the ill effects of mastitis. She was going to come help me pack, but the poor thing is exhausted. Complicating things is the fact that I pulled that muscle in my upper back again, but I'm pretty sure everything will be fine.

The day was uneventful. I got back to the hosptal after watching my band earn a 75 score last night at around 11. The Wife came back at around 8:30 this morning, and I had a nice singing day. In the afternoon, The Boy alternated between napping and playing, and he's just settling down now. I'll finish packing when I'm sure he's settled, and I'll bring stuff downstairs when he's unhooked from the IV.

Here's The Boy:

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Nate's Mom said...

I found your story via Molly's posting on webmd (I'm mumin2008 but hardly ever post). I've been following both your blogs for months now using Google Reader and by visiting the pages directly at times. The Boy's diagnosis date is my son's birthdate, and that's brought an odd sort of kinship in my mind. Please know you have my prayers and that you're often in my thoughts.

That picture tonight of The Boy lying in his bed brought tears to my eyes--he is so beautiful. I also want to thank you for sharing your journey for even the smallest victory my son and I celebrate with you. I cannot wait to be following the day David is through with his chemo and is a happy, healthy boy teaching his adorable little brother all those things boys do.

Sarah R said...

He's adorable and I just want to kiss him.