Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Construction re-starts... Day 195 26MAY09

After a delay waiting for materials to arrive from an outside vendor construction has been re-started. Project leaders Joshua and Jarrod gave the green light this evening for crews to start back to work. Investors were pleased at hearing the news and the project leaders assured them that the project would remain on schedule.

Joshua's visit to the clinic today was good. His counts are strong with his ANC over 1000 and his platelets over 400. Not the low counts we were expecting. Of course his counts can be like the stock market, up one day and down the next. For now they are up. After talking with people at the clinic we are pretty sure the lack of energy and insomnia are a result of the steroids he is taking. He will finish this round tomorrow but we are not sure how long they will take to clear out of his system. So far in his rounds of chemo the steroids have been the drug that causes him the most problems. From the rampant hunger on the prednisone and fluid retention to this latest round of side effects. He spent most of the day resting and had a really hard time with his lower back hurting for a while. Tylenol and a round on the heating pad seemed to help quite a bit. After dinner he worked on his LEGO's for a while and then went back to resting and cuddling with Renee.

Today was one of the days when I am just tired of Joshua being sick. It happens time to time. It is all just so unfair for him to be going through all of this. I just want it to end. I know and I remind my self that this is only the beginning, we have many years left to go. Lots of unforeseen obstacles to face. I know that tomorrow things will be back to "normal" and that this feeling will have passed. But for tonight it weighs heavy on my heart.


Nonna said...

Good Morning Snuggle Monkey,

I am glad to hear your counts are up and saddened to hear the steroids are wreaking such havoc with your little body. I echo your Dad's sentiments that it is horribly unfair that all of you have to go through this trial - especially you. I look toward the days when this time is just a vague and unpleasant memory we can tuck into a box and put on a back shelf in the closet.

Cheers to the Construction Team! Glad you're back in business. The economy has suffered from your absence.

Hang tough little warrior. You are an inspiration. Your courage and determination continue to humble me.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

Whoo Hoo!! Your counts are up love bug!! Thats great! I see you got your new lego sets hu... =) I know you are Jarrod work good as a team Joshy thats awesome! He gets all the hard difficult stuff and you get the well you both of you get it cause those legos arent easy to put together. ; ) Well i am very happy that you had a good day Joshy hope tomorrow brings another good one!! I love you tons and see you soon