Monday, October 25, 2010

Rough day… Day 711 25OCT10

Joshua had a pretty rough day at clinic. His port was acting up and they could not get it to flush or get any blood return. He got poked by one nurse and then another and another. Finally they decided to send him for a dye study to see if they could figure out what was going on. His port finally decided to function correctly and the dye study came back clear. He got his pentam treatment earlier but had to wait on his vincristine for a while. So all told Renee and the boys spent the better part of the day trapped at the hospital. Needless to say they were pretty wiped out by the time they made it home. I talked to Joshua from work this evening and he related all the trials and tribulations of his day to me. He said his port had three different holes in it and that he was going to leave the bandaid on for the night. He also told me it was the only time he had cried when they were accessing his port and that he had not had a very good day. Amazing how brave he can be at eight when things like that are happening to him. So for tomorrow we will hope for a much less difficult day than this one turned in to.


Laura and Frank said...

Josh, I am so sorry there were problems with your port access. That makes a rough day even longer. You are so brave and handle 99.9% of it all with a wonderful attitude and courage. I'm amazed everyday when I read the blog at all the wonderful ways you handle your fight against cancer. Thinking of you today and always, Miss Laura and Frank

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

What a rotten clinic day. I am so sorry to hear there was so much difficulty accessing your port. Just when you think you've gotten all the lemons in the world somebody brings in another basket.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion - and you are Awesome.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,