Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sticky business... Day 90 10FEB09
Today was at least uneventful. Jarrod and I worked on his math lesson, scary how all of the stuff you learned in seventh grade comes back to you pretty easy. I mean when I was there Grade VII was chiseled into the door. But come back it does and it gives you a chance to pass on the knowledge to yet another generation. My God! I really am getting old. Oh well, geometry is cool!
Joshua worked with Renee on his school work and had it knocked out in no time. His appetite is staying up this time and with the help of Zofran we are getting several good meals a day into his tiny little stomach. Every little bit helps him keep his counts from dipping to fast. He will be back at the clinic tomorrow for another CBC to see if he needs a red blood transfusion.
This is what our daily dose of chemo looks like in case you were driving yourself crazy trying vainly to envision it in your mind. I know, nobody has really been trying to do that. But I thought I would share. We had to do a dressing change as well and Josh is doing much better with the whole evil sticky adhesive thing.
Want to mold a kid to your will? Use Tegaderm. You might as well super glue saran wrap on your child. It is that hard to get off. I kid you not. You could patch a boat hull with this stuff.
For those of you who are lucky enough not to have to mess with such things, Tegaderm is a clear adhesive film that covers Joshua's port when he is accessed. We use a lot of Tegaderm.
We are experimenting with a new type of occlusive dressing to see if it comes off easier. It is something the pharmacist recommended. Hope it works...
It used to feel really weird to give him his chemo, but now it is just another part of our daily routine this week.
I got a chance to escape for a little while tonight and catch a lightning game with my good friend Dr. Jim.
The game was good,
they took shots on goal,
they got bum calls from the ref,
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the Lightning team and their fans. You see, it seems every time I attend a game they lose. This has been going on for several years now. I am sure that they lose when I am not there as well but if I go, it is assured.
But it was still fun to watch. He has awesome seats! Center ice!