Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 13 Update - 25NOV08


Josh had a good day. We spent the morning working on all of the school work he has missed so far, he is reading very well and amazes me with how quickly he learns. 

We are hopeful that his white count will have begun to climb back up in time for Thanksgiving dinner. It needs to be above 500 for him to be at a reduced risk for infection.

The first and second day of a chemo treatment seem to be his worst, heavy fatigue, etc... by the third day, today, he is back to his old self. He does seem to tire out much more quickly than before but I guess that is to be expected. 

Renee got Joshua all caught up on your comments this evening, please keep them coming he hears each and every one.

6 comments:

dame1103 said...

Howdie Josh. Athena & I wanted to wish you & your family a Happy Thanksgiving. We're happy to see your home & we pray right along with everyone else that you continue on your warriors journey of kicking Germ butt. We've been following right along with all your progress & your doing great. Tell mom to call or email if she needs anything & Athena said to let her know if you need anything too. Arts & crafts or Books or anything. We'd like to come visit, but we know your in the tricky balance stage right now. Keep up your blogging and know that we're right there with you. Your one AWSOME WARRIOR Josh. Keep it up dude (that's from Athena).

Love & God Bless, your in our thoughts & prayers daily sweetie. Hug momma big from us.

Dionne & Athena Pchelins

Miss Laura said...

Hey Joshua, so glad you are home and love all the photos. You are one tough fella!! Great job on the bravery beads. It's so cool that your parents set up this site so we can talk with you and see your progress. I know your Mom is very happy you are home for Thanksgiving. Yea, that chemo does kick some serious cancer butt, and we know it does work ;) Hope you and Jarrod have fun with the Raiders of the Lost Ark game. Keep on doing the great job you are and soon we'l be able to come and visit. Take care, Love, Miss Laura

Gramma Linda said...

Good Morning Little Snuggle Monkey.

You are looking absolutely more awesome every day. I am praying that your white count goes up enough for you to enjoy Thanksgiving with all your family and friends. We have so much to be thankful for this year - and you are right at the top of the list!

Tell your Mom, Dad and beautiful big brother Jarrod I love them - give them hugs and kisses from me.

Keep fighting LSM - you're gonna win!

Love, hugs and kisses

Gramma Linda

ps Are you wearing Uncle Eric's Pancake Man shirt? Ask your Dad to take a picture of you with it on.

Jamie(Sister) said...

WHOOO HOO!! DAY 13 JOSHY.. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU AARE FEELING BETTER!! MOM IS DOING GREAT!! BUT DONT TIRE HER OUT TO MUCH.. =) I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ON THANKSGIVING MONKEY!! YOU ARE SO BRAVE AND YOU KNOW WHAT WHEN BRANDON WAS DOWN HE AND CHRISTIAN HAD TO TAKE SOME MEDICINE BECAUSE THEY WERE SICK AND THEY WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT TASTED!! YOU KNOW WHAT I TOLD THEM..... QUIT COMPLAINING ,LOOK WHAT JOSH HAD TO TAKE AND HE DIDNT COMPLAIN ONCE!!!! THATS MY MONKEY!!! I LOVE YOU . AND LOVE YOU TO MOM AND DAD =) KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!!

XOXO JAMIE BELLA AND CHRISTIAN

Jennifer said...

Wow! You are doing awesome! I am so glad to hear that you are at home and are doing well. I think being around your own stuff is so much better than being in that boring hospital! We are praying for you each day because you are awesome! We love and miss you terribly! We will keep our fingers crossed that you will be able to do all that you want on Thanksgiving!

Love and God Bless!
Billy, Jen, Emily, Robert, and Larry

YJBensinger said...

Happy Thanksgiving Josh to you and your family. SOOO happy you are home with your family! Hope you have a wonderful day. Aunt Arlene (Grandma Peters sister) wishes you a happy day and is very happy you are doing better. We all pray for your continued healing. We enjoy seeing your big smile (makes us smile also)and Legos are very cool. I still have the sets from our kids and get to play with them when the grandchildren come! Yvonne and John Bensinger