This week is off to a rough start, but I think the radiation is sure to help and Ty will improve as the week goes on. We ended up being admitted because Ty ran a fever this afternoon. It isn't a bad thing because I wasn't very comfortable with the possibility of taking him home when he was breathing so poorly, anyway. Ty is getting used to the daily trips to the hospital and he isn't as reluctant to be here as he used to be. In fact, he settled into his bed nicely and he's already fast asleep.
His fever went away on its own (no tylenol), so that's a great sign that it isn't likely the result of an infection or anything. His head pain is still pretty severe, but I think today was better than yesterday and his breathing sounds better tonight than it did last night. I hope to be saying the same things tomorrow.
Tonight Ty toughed it out and made a trip to the toy room for a game of Monday night Bingo. It was sad for me, because he was in so much worse shape than the other 3 and 4 year old's at the table. Some of the kids who are here for their first and second rounds of chemo reminded me so much of how Ty was when we were here in October and November, and what a difficult road it's been. I can only imagine how that makes him feel, too. But... he was determined to win a prize and he sat there until he was able to yell "Bingo". It was adorable how his face lit up when he won. I can't wait until he can sit up at the table and play with kids his age again. Neither can he, and that fighting spirit of his will help to get him there.
As always, thank you for keeping tabs on our little fighter!! XOXO, love Ty.