Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day 20Update - 02DEC08

Josh spent most of the day sleeping. Renee got the day off and escaped from the hospital. Dr. Tebbi came in this morning and told us that they have classified Joshua as RER (Rapid Early Responder) this is a great indicator that says he will probably respond very well to the treatment course. We are very hopeful. His WBC dropped slightly today to 58. 

Chemo went well yesterday other than making him very tired.

Jamie and Christian came by this evening to see Joshua for a while which always makes him happy.

His hair is shedding more and more each day, we find it on his shirt, his pillow, the sheets. Just a  matter of time I'm afraid before it starts coming out in earnest. His spirits remain good and he continues to fight every day. We are so very proud of him!

5 comments:

Miss Laura said...

Josh - We saw you and your mom on TV twice today! You look like you're feeling better and I know it was nice for Jamie and Christian to come and see you. She's your number 1 blogger! You take care buddy and I'll see you soon. Love, Miss Laura

Jamie(Sister) said...

YES WE ARE JOSH!! YOU ARE SUCH AN AMAZINGLY STRONG LITTLE BOY!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! AND YOU ARE SUCH A FIGHTER !! I WISH YOU WERENT LOOSING YOU HEAD FULL OF THAT BEAUTIFUL HAIR YOU HAVE. BUT HEY LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE, DAD GET TO POLISH YOU HEAD TO MAKE SUPER SHINY!! HAHA AND YOU GET TO BLIND PEOPLE WITH IT.. =) AND WHEN YOUR HAIR GROWS BACK IT WILL 100 TIMES HEALTHIER. =) I LOVE COMING UP THERE SPENDING TIME WITH YOU . YOU ARE A TRUE WARRIOR MONKEY! JUST KEEP FIGHTING AND NEVER EVER GIVE UP YOU ARE DOING GREAT!! =) RER!! WHOO HOO!! =)

XOXO LOVE JAMIE BELLA AND CHRISTIAN

Jamie(Sister) said...

oh yea forgot man!! DAY 20 AND YOU ARE KICKING SOME CANCER BUTT BUD!! =)

Gramma Linda said...

Good Morning Little Snuggle Monkey,

Way to go BUCS!!! What an amazing adventure to be a TV star at your age!!!!!! Do you give out autographs? I like your tree - is it a Joshua Tree - you know there really is such a tree. Looks like you are eating very well. You must be burning all the calories off kicking Cancer's butt!!!!!!!! Keep at it. You are a strong warrior. I am so happy about all the lab results. Your Mom and Dad must be happy too. Jamie is so pretty and you are so lucky to have her for a sister. Hugs and kisses to Jarrod, Mom and Dad, Christian and Jamie and especially to you.

Love,

Gramma Linda

Jamie(Sister) said...

Thank you grandma Linda! =) We are happy that you are part of the family. you add more love =) hope to see you soon and next time on a good day. =)

xoxo jamie and christian