Friday, July 28, 2006

Day -4 Just a Matter of Time

He went from playing peacefully, to getting hooked up to all the monitors. Thankfully, it will be for a few hours, not all day ;-) When I brought in his lunch tray and opened the lid the smell hit him and it's been down hill from there. He received anti-nausea med, Zofran before the chemo. Now they will give him Ativan. That about does it for anti-nausea meds: Zofran, Ativan, and Benadryl. He's having a small allergic reaction to the Campath (the drug of mice and men), which manifests with hives on this back, a very long tail and cute little whiskers ;-) They will give him more drugs (Benadryl) to take it all away.

He had a hard time taking two oral meds today. He seals his lips shut. He is strong, so getting a syringe between the lips and clenched teeth takes a lot of work, not to mention his arms and legs wildly flailing. Not only was he worn out, the nurse and I were too. He bounces back within seconds though, like nothing ever happened. It's so funny. Here I am trying to console him with back rubs and sweet words and he is ready to move on to the next thing, pointing at the room decorations and telling me he sees a clock. I wish I could bounce back that quickly from offenses ;-)

"For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father cares for his children, so the Lord cares for those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust." Psalm 103:11-14

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