Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hello to All - We hope you are enjoying your weekend. I think we plan on resting and relaxing as much as possible with a 3 year old...I do believe our car is on autopilot with the drive to Duke. We ended up going up the night before and we had Addi with us this time. We pretty much let her choose if she wants to come with us our not, and this time she did, well at least after she woke up from her nap and changed her mind.
Enough rambling. They perform an ultrasound on Bo's neck and both legs. This took about 1.5 hours to do, needless to say Addi and I went and played at the children's hospital. Visiting there helps to put everything into perspective and we are so blessed to have a healthy child.
The results came back that Bo does have blood clots. This isn't an uncommon problem when people are going through chemo, it just stinks to add another thing on Bo's plate. We never knew how fortunate we were with Bo cycle of chemos before, he didn't really have any of these complications, but with the transplant we are hitting a few more bumps. So Bo will now take twice a day injections of his medicine to thin his blood. At a minimum he will do this probably for 6 months, potentially for life. We are setting up an appointment with the coagulation doctors, chalk up another department we are visiting on the World O Bo and they will run the ship with these medicines. So this weekend we are resting, Bo is feeling a little yuck from chemo, so I might take Addi out of the house to swim, but always stay close by in case we are needed.
Thanks for the prayers and hopefully soon we will get all this "fun" under control. We are still holding onto the good news that he cancer is considerably less and we hope and pray that it will continue to do so.
Love to All
Christi, Bo and Addi
PS I like to think that the blood is clotting because it is carrying away the cancer and disposing properly...


Anonymous said...

I hope you guys relaxed as much as you could this weekend! We hope to see you very soon!

The Faunces

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same exact thing that the Faunces were-I really hope you guys had some R&R this weekend. Always thinking about you-

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way of looking at it! Bo should use that image to meditate and help those blood cells get that ol' C outta there. And FAST! Praying for you constantly as always. -- from Omaha.

Mindy Holt said...

I needed to read this, we are currently going through this to. The night before my parents were to fly here my dads neck is really sore and he had to go see the chemo dr. They thought he had a blood clot anc could only confirm it the next day. So at 7 am they had an ultrasound and found clotting, this was at the local hospital, they then made him go to the chemo hospital and get familiar with all the injection stuff-needless to say they missed their flights and my dad was so bound and determined to come here and for us to all meet in the mountains, he drove 1000 miles from NH to Tenn and I met them there.

I am learning so much about this cancer world----who knew we would be dealing with last year.