No more will Joshua have to suffer through being jabbed in both legs at the same time.
No longer will we have to wait and watch the clock for two hours all the while praying that he will not be one of the ones who has a scary reaction. Scary really meaning that which requires swift, decisive, and immediate medical attention to avoid fatality.
No more will we have to endure the anxiety Joshua always had the night before. Unable to go to sleep because he was dreading what was to come as soon as he woke up.
To celebrate this momentous and certainly auspicious occasion we had a PEG party. No not a KEG party a PEG party.
Renee created a wonderful cake for Joshua to celebrate with. We had ice cream and cake and were even treated to an end to PEG song that Renee made up for the occasion. Renee's parents stopped by to help us celebrate. The cake was wonderful! Joshua had a fine time.
Before he got his chemo this morning Joshua had to get a platelets transfusion, they had dropped to 19 (normal at the low end is 150). We pretty much figured that he would need them. The deal clincher for me was when he said goodbye to me this morning and his hands were as cold as ice. His ANC is still very low at 320 so he will be trapped in the house for a while and we will bring war to all germs. He will go back on Friday to get another CBC to see how his counts are doing. Hopefully they will have started to recover a little bit by then. In the meantime his spirits are good and he still has that beautiful smile on his face.