February 28th, 2005
We are all home again.
Last night Jacob turned the corner. His blood oxygen came up to around 96% on room air. He got really active – so active that he fell and split his lip playing in his bed. They wrote the discharge orders as Spencer arrived at the other building for his chemotherapy. Jacob is still sick, but it’s like a bad cold at this point. We expect him to continue coughing up the remains of his alveoli for up to six weeks. However, he is cleared for day care as soon as we feel he is up to it. We’ll stay home tomorrow and see how he feels.
Spencer’s blood chemistry was good. Only thing out of normal range was the ANC (neutrophils) of 700, but that was expected. He’s still good to go back to school and next week no chemotherapy – just a visit to check health and CBC. Today he had Vincristine IV and an infusion of doxorubicin. Unforunately, they remembered in the morning to run some other test looking for a side effect from the pegasparaginase. He needed one unit of plasma, which didn’t get started until 3:30, so I didn’t pick him and Rachel up until 5:30.
So, we are all home again. The boys are bathed. Rachel is trying to catch up on work. I got three one-hour naps this afternoon in between phone calls and I’ll probably go soak in the tub for a bit before bed.