Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rain and fog... Day 190 21MAY09

We are approaching the point where Renee and I are talking about starting to build a boat and gather the animals. We have had almost non-stop rain for several days now. It was a good day to stay at home and build LEGO spaceships. Joshua built his latest creation today. He worked on it for hours both before and after school with Ms. Lydia. He seemed to be having trouble today with his school work, the chemo fog is thick today. But he managed to keep a good attitude and push through it. The rest of the day was a little rocky. The chemo fog really frustrates Joshua and it makes him indecisive. He knows he is hungry but he can't decide what to eat. He is bored but he can to decide what to play with. It is if the part of his brain that makes choices is on the fritz. All of this adds up to him being rather cranky.

I am on full germ warfare at school. I sanitized my keyboard, mouse, desk, the carpet, anyone that walks too close to me. It always puts me on high alert when Joshua's counts are really low. I will not get in to the elevator because of germs. The good side is I walk up the stairs and get some exercise. I hold my breath when I hear someone cough or sneeze. I wash my hands constantly. It never ends. Germs are everywhere. I worry that I will be the one to bring something home that Joshua will catch and wind up back in the hospital. Constant vigilance is the only option.

The forecast tomorrow is for more rain. Hopefully for Joshua it will be more rest and clearing conditions in his mind.


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Bummer on the chemo fog. I can only imagine the frustration you must be feeling. I hope it lifts by the time you awaken this morning.

The new Lego creation is marvelous. I love the way you can just crank those guys out. You are going to have to get a larger house soon because there won't be room enough for everything! Maybe Dad can just tack on some extra rooms.

We have sunshine in Clarksville and I'd give it up without hesitation if I could send it your way.

Hang tough little warrior. You are mighty.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

That looks great Joshy!! =) You did another great job on building legos! =) I hope that the chemo fog goes away soon. I dont think that we will becoming this weekend love bug just because your counts are so low and we dont want bella to jump on you or lick you. But i know you will fight to them back up and we will see you guys again in no time k monkey! Love you