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Thursday, January 27, 2011

BMT Update

Hello there again!
I am posting from the hospital computer just down the hallway from Lego Boy's room, so no pictures to post. But I thought my faithful blog-readers ( all 2 of them , haha) would appreciate an update even without pix, so here goes!

So far  Lego boy is feeling fine, we are on day 4 of Chemo ( Fludarabine) and he will have 2 days of a different type of Chemo over the weekend. Hubby and the kiddos are coming to visit for the weekend to see Lego Boy and celebrate my birthday on Sunday...can hardly believe the big 4-0 is here!!!

I have been doing a lot of reading and praying, and Lego boy has been busy with schoolwork and Wii! ( They have either Wii or Play stations in the patients rooms) He will be getting speech therapy for his articulation difficulties while he is here and captive, MuaHaHaHa! He really has been an easy patient so far and ALL of the nurses rave over him being so easy and polite. My mama's heart likes to hear that...and I try to KEEP him polite and humble!

I just heard today that my mom ( who  moved in with us this fall) is having some painful and severe problems with her eyes ( especially the left one) due to her diabetes, and her eyesight is extremely threatened. Could you please pray for her when you are able? One of her only consolations is reading, and if she goes blind it will be a very heavy cross. I wish I could be 2 places at once...

Pax Christi!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lego Boy... and the BMT Begins!

Well hello there folks! As anticipated, the blog-world is still somewhat of a mystery to me. But, hey, I learned how to insert a picture! This is a picture of my somewhat kooky family at my sisters house. We had a marvelous day with the extended family before Lego Boy and I had to head to the Ronald MacDonald House to start his chemo the next day.

The first round went pretty well, but he did have a few bad reactions, the first day being the worst! On top of that I ended up getting a stomach virus and had to leave him in the hospital under the care of the nurses and volunteers until I recovered . It took 2 days, and everyone back at home, except Drama Queen, got it too! Lego Boy did great , though, and the nurses told me they should have taken him around to give other patients lessons in how to behave at the hospital...always good for a mama to hear!

We get to be home for a week before the more intense Chemo and the actual BMT is scheduled on February 1st...praying for a complete cure from his Thalassemia Major. May God bless you!