Monday, April 12, 2010

Platelets and Blood

As the dr's predicted, Cash's counts would be low coming out of this past weekend.  Sure enough, today when Wendi brought him in for labs, he needed blood and platelets (and his ANC's are zero again).  So I met her at the hospital at 12:30 and they did platelets first and then a blood transfusion.  My cell phone, Wendi's cell, and my laptop all lost batteries and of course I forgot power adapters (note to self...) - but the iPad remained strong through multiple episodes of Dora, Diego, and Mater (from Cars).  Keeping Cash entertained that long is a chore and I managed to make multiple toys for him to play with with the hospital supplies - you'd be amazed at what you can create with tape and tongue depressors.

We finally got home around 7:00 this evening - it was a long day for both Wendi and Cash, but Cash is feeling better and is sleeping soundly at the moment (and no throwing up today, phew).

We're so thankful Brenda has been here - she took great care of Jack Jr. today, they even made a cake, of which Jack only ate the frosting...Brenda leaves Wednesday and I know Jack Jr. will miss her because she's been his 'new best friend' since last week - so far she hasn't committed to another two weeks but I'm still trying...:-)

Next appointment is Thursday and the big MRI is next Monday.  I was reminded today by one of Zion's teachers that, "...he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5).  By His stripes we are healed and I have claimed Cash can be healed, if God so wills it.

Thank you for your continued prayers and have a blessed week!!!

1 comment:

  1. Brenda sounds like an angel. I'm so glad she's there to help. And bake a cake?! What a sweet project for Jack Jr. to do! Carson loves baking these days (well, tasting the sugar!). I'll be praying for peace in your home tonight--rest and pain/nausea relief for Cash. Love you guys, Sarah