Sunday, March 29, 2009

You make the call... Day 137 29MAR09

When your child is pacing the floor moaning.

You make the call.

When he is complaining that his legs and lower back hurt.

You make the call.

When he was up every two hours through the night with the same complaints.

You make the call.

You dread it.

Dialing the numbers is like wading through mud.

You recite the symptoms to the answering service, hang up, and wait.

Immediately your thoughts are swirling. What do we need to pack? How long will we have to stay this time? Maybe it's nothing. I wonder what his counts are? Sounds like his hemoglobin might be low and he needs a transfusion. What does the mommy radar say? You do several gut checks and ...wait for the phone to ring.

It does.

She speaks to the doctor and relates what is going on. He asks a few questions. Renee hangs up the phone. Our eyes meet and she smiles just a little. "We don't have to go." A small cheer erupts inside us. Then we get back to the task at hand. "What did the doctor say?" "What do we need to do?" We discuss the information and then put it into action.

This time we give Josh some Tylenol and have him lay on his stomach with a heating pad on his back. The pain in his back is probably from his bone marrow re-growing to replace what was taken out during the biopsy. The pain in his thighs is probably due to the Vincristine he has been taking. This time we get to stay home and rest on a rainy day. This time our fears were swept back into the corners .

But you never know when you make the call.


Michele said...

Hang in there Lee & Renee!! Josh certainly gets his fighting spirit from the two of you!!
love you all,

Nonna said...

Hey Snaggle Snuggle Monkey,

What a scare this must have been! I am overjoyed this story had a happy ending. I am so sorry to hear you are achy and fretful and hoping Tylenol can work it's magic and take your pain away. It bites like a very big and scary dog that you have to go through any of this.

You have rain and we have snow. Last night, Mother Nature dropped about 5 or 6 inches on us and it is breathtakingly beautiful. I wish you could see it.

I hope by the time you wake in the morning your pain and achy is gone and you are able to enjoy the day.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Biz said...

Josh, Renee, Lee and Jarrod,

I just want you to know that my husband, children and I, Mo, Jimmy, Dennis, and Laura's family are praying very hard for Joshua and you all everyday. We also had you added to our prayer list at church(Our Lady of The Rosary in Land O lakes)several months ago.
We are following your story is beautifully written.
We will continue to dedicate our thoughts and prayers to Joshua and your whole family everyday.

Lots of Love,

Jamie(Sister) said...

Im sorry Joshua. =( We all wish there was something we could do or wish we could take away the pain for you. =( I really hope you feel better soon love bug. We are always praying for you and for mommy and daddy to not have break down. We love and hope you are home for your birthday this weekend!! Im sorry mom and dad that the littlest thing with Josh can be the biggest scare. I hope soon that those scares become less and less and smaller and smaller. Well we will continue to call and get the updates. Love you all see you soon

ps tomorrow we find out how many you and jarrod are going to be uncles to.......=)