Today was the day Joshua finally got to come home! He got his PEG shots at 1:30 and at 4:00 they let him out into the sunshine.
Jarrod and I are thrilled that both Joshua and Renee are back at home with us. It has been a long 11 days. We have enjoyed our time together, just the two of us. But it is time we were a family again.
Joshua has been doing well this evening. A little tired but otherwise doing good. He has a much better appetite than when he left and it is great to see him actually asking for food. He will continue to take the Megace, to stimulate his appetite, until he puts on some extra weight. I know that we will be constantly asking him if he is hungry. The kitchen is always open in our house.
Jarrod wanted to share the LEGO project he has been working on these past few days. He can spend hours informing you of every little detail about its operation and design. He has such a wonderful imagination, I hope he never loses it.
If Joshua stays fever free he gets an eleven day break before he has any more chemo. He will go to the clinic next week to get blood drawn and check his counts. He left the hospital with an ANC of 1749. We are hoping that it will stay up for a little while. Neutropenic kids get stuck in the hospital for ridiculous amounts of time.
So now we adjust again. We go from being two separate groups to being a whole again. It will take a few days for us all to get back into the groove of things, but it is worth it.
The gypsies have all returned home.