Sunday, April 20, 2008
"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised" Ps 48:1
I can't believe it's Sunday already. Sorry we haven't updated since Wednesday.
Frank did get to go to work Wednesday, (yippee) but that was the only day this week. Thursday his white count was 0.6 and his platelets were 21, so we went over to Baptist Outpatient Center. Too bad this can't be like a fast food drive through.... "yeah, I'll have a bag of platelets and a diet coke please".
Friday's labs were about the same, but he needed whole blood instead. So, we went back over to Baptist. Same song, second verse. He got 2 units of whole blood, with growth factor shots on the side. White count was 0.1 Friday.
Saturday was such a gorgeous day. Frank couldn't help himself and he and Chase cut the grass. He had to rest a lot during the process, but I know it felt good to be doing something he enjoys on such a pretty day.
We went to the final production of "7 brides for 7 sons" at school. Chase had fun and everyone did a great job. (the picture is Chase taking his final bow) Frank wore his mask the whole time and we stayed away from the crowds.
This morning, his fever is 100.1. He said he knew when he woke up something wasn't right. I'm home with him, Chandler and Chase went on to church. (Zach's out of town at a soccer tournament).
Let's pray his fever doesn't get any higher and that it goes away! We are praying for protection over his body in every way. Tomorrow will also be tricky... When Little Rock gets his labs and knows he's running fever, you'll be able to hear Dr. Barlogie all the way from there screaming "get him here stat!" But he never wants us to leave, so we have to weigh out those decisions carefully. We want to stay home until May 12th if at all possible.
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.
Therefore we will not fear...." Psalm 46: 1-2a