Sunday, August 22, 2010

Play time with Taylor and Avery… Day 647 22AUG10

Joshua got up this morning and started getting stuff together to go over and play with Taylor and Avery at Renee's parents. Jarrod decided to tag along so we had the morning pretty much to ourselves which gave us time to clean house, get the yard mowed, etc… Joshua came home right after lunch because the skin on his face was bothering him again. He has had very dry skin and a rash on and off for a while. Sometimes like today it gets irritated and he is not a happy camper. We are not sure if it is a result of one of his chemo drugs interacting with something or if he has developed an allergy to something. He managed to do okay all afternoon and we had fun playing checkers and just hanging out together. Jarrod came home at dinner time and then we all watched a movie together before sending the kids off to slumber. Clinic in the morning so we have our fingers crossed that his counts have returned to a better level and maybe we can figure out what is going on with his skin.


Jennifer said...

About the dry skin, I have talked with a couple of people who have gone through chemo and they tell me it is the nasty chemicals that dry out the skin. Another wonderful side effect you have to deal with. Have him push plenty of fluids to help restore it and use some moisturizer, too!

Love you guys!

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Irritations of the skin variety are definitely a bummer! Whatever the cause, I hope it is discovered and the permanent fix is easy and quick. Got my fingers crossed on your counts being good.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,