Tuesday, July 1, 2008

5th bag of Stem Cells

We are so happy it's Tuesday. Yesterday was a yuk day for us... just one of those days you're glad is over.

I debated with myself on whether or not I should write that. But from the beginning, we've taken the position that we would be open about what we're going through. And how honest would we be if we ignored the hard days??
Psalm 5: 1-3 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditaion. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God. For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord. In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.

Frank got his stem cells. Yeah. The kids came to share the 5 minute infusion with us, and then headed out for some fun. They went to the water park here in Little Rock with one of Zach's friends and his mom. They had a great day and were completely wiped out when they got home.

Frank had more energy last night. He slept less and ate more. Or was that me? He got a good laugh at me because I told him to fix his own dinner! He looked at me with his sad eyes but I told him it was because I wanted to take good care of him. He has barely gotten out of the chair for the last few days so while he was up and walking around, I wanted to take advantage of it and get him to do something. It's good for him to be active and makes him feel better in the end. He watched a movie and snuggled with the kids a little before going to bed.

We're at the hospital now. His labs are starting to drop, but not too much.
WBC 1.07 (neutrapenic)
Platelets 39
We're ready to leave for the day! Wow, we got in and out of here fast today...... love to all... Peg


Anonymous said...

Love the picture!!!! Sorry about Blue Monday but if we didn't have them once in a while, how would we know when we had a GOOD day??? Had my oncology yearly today; all is well (well, except the weight.) Can't believe how West Clinic has grown in my 11 years out-they are now in Hong Kong, for heaven's sake. Praying for GOOD days from now on! Love to you all! Pat and Ron

Anonymous said...

Great pic, glad you are all in this one. Perfect weather at home...for a long run. Love to you all.
The Dickeys

Anonymous said...

It is great to hear that the new mix of drugs is working! Praise God! I love the pics. Frank looks amazing. He must have gotten some good genes from his Mom! (Sam & I agree she still looks like the Frances we knew!!)
You are all in our prayers and we have already thought to thank God for all those stem cells collected in 2003. "And the Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you." Margaret Martin

Anonymous said...

It is great to hear you guys be so real. God knows your pain and your tough days. I am just so thankful for your ability to see His mercies, grace and glory through the pain. How beautiful those streaming lights of His grace are that pierce our souls like the rays of the sun piercing through the clouds on an overcast day. You are a witness of that sustaining power. Keep the faith. I love the picture.
Emily Z. in Amarillo, TX