Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Homecoming... Day 119 11MAR09

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.


Miss Laura said...

Woo Hoo! I am so happy for ALL of you! To see the smiling Josh and Jarrod faces in the same room at home is the best! Josh, we are so glad you are hungry! Eat, eat, eat! Renee & Lee we are thrilled that your family is under the same roof. It's a day to CELEBRATE:)

Enjoy it and know we are all smiling for you. Laura & Frank

Nonna said...

Hey Gandy Gang,

I am delighted you are all under the same roof again! What a wonderful day. All I can do is smile and offer thanks.

Enjoy every second.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Ann said...

To quote Miss Laura, Woo Hoo! I have been hoping and praying that Josh would be able to go HOME.Was somebody listening???

Jamie(Sister) said...

DAY 119!! YAY You and mom get to go home! =) Thats great love bug!! I am so happy for you. I bet you and mom were soo excited. I know that i am. I love seeing that smile, and your appite is going up some! Thats wonderful monkey butt! We hope that we get to see you this weekend Joshy! I love you and hope you continue to keep that fever down. ; )

Jarrod awesome lego set! Its so cool i love it. You are an awesome lego builder, you can build anything out of your ton of legos. =)Love you