Monday, August 30, 2010

Moving… Day 655 30AUG10

Joshua and Renee left early to head for the clinic, I got a little breakfast and headed over to Jamie and Christian's to help them get moved. They are leaving apartment life and have rented a cute little place in Clearwater. The move went really well and we got it all done early this afternoon and with only one trip. Now they get to spend a few days sorting out where things go and how arrange the furniture which is always the fun part of a move. Jarrod was a big help and he worked quite hard. Allie and the furry kids will now have a real bona fide yard to romp around in! I am sure that they will enjoy it immensely.

Renee called while we were unloading the truck to tell me that Joshua's ANC was only 376 and that he had some numbers on his CNC that were elevated that aren't supposed to be. He will have his chemo suspended for the third week in a row. He got accessed and received vincristine today along with his monthly pentmadine treatment for his lungs. Dr. Ross-bach told Renee he wanted to do a bone marrow aspiration to rule out anything too utterly frightening to think about. So tomorrow we will watch them put our baby to sleep yet one more time and he will get bone marrow drawn from his hip for testing. It will probably take a few days for the results to come back which means our sleeplessness will at least be brief. The original plan was to wait a week and then do it which would have meant a full seven days for the monsters in our heads to roam freely and with abandon. The upside is that it is probably nothing, as it has been before, and is merely another ditch in the road filled with alligators that we must wade through.

Oh, did I mention that he also started prednisone again today :)


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Bummer news today. I know we will all be on pins and needles until the test results come back.

Wonderful news about Miss Allie's yard - now you have another grassy spot on which to play!

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Laura and Frank said...

We always include Josh and the family in our prayers and prayed extra hard last night. I think it's the waiting that is the worst. To be able to say "this too shall pass" just seems so meaningless. So - KICK some CANCER Butt seriously today. That's more like it.

I know Miss Allie will really enjoy her yard and it's wonderful Jamie and Christian were able to get a house.

We love you very much!
Laura and Frank