Friday, October 8, 2010

Go Chemo!

It has been 24 hours since we administered treatment, and Ty is doing well.  He got sick a couple of times earlier today and he seems to be sensitive to smell, but otherwise he's been a regular, happy kid.  The impression we get from the staff here is that we can expect the nausea to continue for a few more days, and then in a week or two his counts will go down (red cells, white cells and platelets) so he will pretty much feel like garbage during that time. 

We hope to be discharged tomorrow after his last infusion is complete around 3PM.  We will be back at least once a week to check-in, and of course, if he runs a fever or shows other signs of being sick we have to bring him back.  It's going to be very important that we keep him in isolation when his counts are low for that reason.  That will be interesting with Gavin, who adores Ty and wants to play with him (or, at least annoy him to no end). 

On Friday night the hospital volunteers bring around what is called the "junk cart" (which is essentially filled with all sorts of treats) and Ty loved it.  He is now settling down in bed with Daddy and watching a movie.  Fingers crossed that he falls asleep early and that he sleeps well through the night.  We are totally exhausted!  Goodnight :)

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