Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Got him back home, and visit news.

Back home again. Scott was a bit grumpy after the procedure, but was due to the drugs and basically being so hungry. He's calmed down now at the house, and can rest over the weekend.

He has to have a blood test again Monday morning, and will likely need red blood cells and/or platelets.

Most everyone has asked Stephanie or myself "when can we visit Scott?". We know everyone just wants to see him and help keep his spirits raised. But the doctor told us today that he would strongly discourage any long-term visits (much more than 30 minutes - 1 hour) for the next 6 weeks - and absolutely no one with a cough, cold or that has been sick in the last couple of weeks. This is basically the period of time to get Scott through the heavy dosage period of the chemo, which just beats his immune system down drastically. The doctors stated after that period, his immune system will gradually begin to rebuild itself as normal, as the chemo dosages drop drastically when he reaches remission.

We know that likely seems like a long period of time as these events obviously make family eager to visit. However, it is what is best for his treatment at this time.

Stephanie, Scott, Derry and I certainly appreciate everyone's thoughts, wishes and offers. This is a long-term process, and all your support (and cookies) helps.

1 comment:

Grandmama said...

So glad Scott did not have to stay
in the Hospital today.
Yes we would love to see all of you . We relize you are going through a lot.But we do understand
whats good for Scott is all that matters.
If you all need anything please let us know
Love To all of you
Grandmama ^ Papa