Saturday, September 16, 2006

"No Pain, No Gain" That's the theme for the weekend!

I came back to Little Rock with Chandler and Chase yesterday. The kids were happy to see Daddy. I was happy to see him too!! We just hung out and watched TV. We found Talk Soup on E! and I haven't heard Frank laugh so hard in a long time. We were all having a good time laughing. Frank and the kids went through a box of popsicles between them... one right after another... I think for the jokes on the sticks.

Where do bees go for their day off? To the wax museum.
What kind of key can't open a door? A donkey.

Okay.....Don't everybody rush out to buy a box of popsicles!

Ok, one more.

What animal hates doing the laundry? A leopard because he has lots of spots.

Pain: Even in the midst of laughing at Talk Soup, Frank wasn't feeling good. He started running a fever. The growth factor shots they give him were making his back throb with every move. He took a Darvon but was up all night and very uncomfortable.

Gain: We got to the clinic this morning, both looking like we've had a rough night. We both had headaches and he's been hurting all night. They always say that if you're hurting, that means the growth factor shots are working. They are right!

White count 0.61 ~ up from 0.02
Platelets 20 ~ up from 7. Go Frank! Go Frank!

He needed some fluid, potassium and magnesium and his head is hurting really bad but we are so pleased, and thankful for his progress. The fever was his body working hard to make cells. It's called a nuetrapenic fever. It's not from an infection.
His red counts were low today. Hematocrit 25 and Hemoglobin 8. They said he may get a bag of blood tomorrow. He's back in the bed asleep right now.

We miss Zach. He's in Nashville with his Lobos team playing in a tournament. Please pray for his safety while we're apart and success for the team.

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak. And to those who have no might, He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary. And the young men shall utterly fal.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. The shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40: 28-31

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