Monday, August 16, 2010

Double whammy… Day 641 16AUG10

Joshua headed off for clinic this morning while Jarrod and I stayed home so he could get his school work done. Everything was pretty normal until Renee called to say that Joshua's ANC was 396… which is a monumental slide from last week. So low in fact that the Doctor suspended all of his chemo for the week. We are not sure what the cause is, he has been feeling fine and acting like nothing is wrong. Maybe his body is just rebelling against the idea of school starting next week. Whatever the reason we will keep a close watch on his temperature and make sure he comes into contact with as few germs as possible.

Right after Renee got home she got a call from Jamie that she was taking Christian to the hospital in agonizing pain. Renee hopped in the car and headed over to Clearwater, which is an hour and a half away, to be with Christian and help Jamie with Miss Allie. After a few scary potential causes the doctors found that he has a kidney stone 2mm in diameter. He will pass it okay, well probably not "OK". I  am sure he will be amazed at how much discomfort something so small will be able to cause. They gave him some pretty strong pain meds and sent him back on his way late this afternoon.

Renee made it home for a late dinner and a quiet evening with the family. What a crazy day. We were definitely not expecting either of those surprises. But life has a funny way of keeping us on our toes and making sure our crisis handling skills stay sharp. Here's hoping the rest of the week is quite a bit slower…


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Maybe you guys should start your own reality show and teach the rest of us how to handle crisis!!!!! I sure hope the rest of the week is totally uneventful and without unpleasant surprise.

Bummer on your counts Mighty Warrior. You keep kickin butt. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Laura and Frank said...

You amaze me with your coping skills. Hope Joshua's numbers come up and there is no fever. Christian, it's a painful process, so take those pain meds when you need them.

Lee and Jarrod, stay healthy because we're all counting on you to take care of your family so Renee can get that much needed rest she has to have. Love, Laura & Frank