Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gonna hunt me down another coon cat!!

Scotts labs all looked good this morning and he was able to get his weekly IV methotrexate. I get so anxious, we all do, that hour or so waiting for those blood tests to come back is always a worrying time. Anyway today all was well with an anc of 1500, great considering he is at his nadir. Next week is the start of another round with vincristine, methotrexate and more of those horrible steroids, he will also have another pentadamine breathing treatment.

I also tracked down our social worker to ask her about a trip Scott missed out on last year and which he is desperate to attend this year. It is run by a group called Sunshine Kids. Last year they went skiing to Steamboat Springs in Colorado, the year before was Hawaii. It is for the children only, no parents allowed, and Scott is really keen to get away from us and all our nagging for a week and just have some FUN!! I was told that as Scott was promised last year and couldnt go that he was definately in line for being chosen this year, as long as he is well enough. I was also told about two other fun camps. Boggy Creek in Florida, again for the patient only and Sunshine Camp in MAINE!!!!!!! Maine! Wow! I've always wanted to go to Maine and this camp (hurray) is for the whole family and looks fantastic. They even have a marina named after Stephen King!!

"Late last night and the night before,
Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door.
I want to go out, don't know if I can,
'Cause I'm so afraid of the Tommyknocker man."

Well thats it for now.

Over and out.


Dawn said...

Great to hear you sounding so upbeat. Hope you get your trip to Maine - do you think Scott will let you go with him?! If he gets to do either of the other trips on his own maybe he'll get used to not having parents hanging around! Sometimes parents can be embarrassing you know!!

Hope Scott has a good week and copes well with the next round of drugs.

Take care,
Love, Dawn.

PS. What the heck's the Tommyknocker man??

Staci said...

Maine! Wow, that is too cool! Of course we all are partial to Maine. :0) Have a great weekend all. Sending hugs from Chilly Maine.

Laura said...

What exciting news! I hope he can go to all the camps and that he has a wonderful time!!! Tell him I'm thinking of him and I think he's a champ for hanging in there. Sending Smiles, Angel Laura
(Loved the cat pictures!)

christine said...

Who is more beautiful - Sprinsteen, Scott or Derry - have to say in our families eyes a cat take some beating! Glad all well at the clinic and hope as everyone says that Scott gets his trips -and what is so special about Maine? And also as Dawn says - who is the Tommyknocker man - not heard of that one.
lots of virtual hugs

christine said...

Eric tells me that the Tommyknocker is a VERY nasty scary person(i think) in a Stephen King novel and I guess that's also where the Maine connection is. What a misspent youth you had Stephanie - but we still love you.

Anissa Mayhew said...

Ok, frankly, if you guys get to go to Maine and don't stalk the King residence I will be thoroughly disgusted with you all. I had to actually explain to the kids why clowns freak me out...and it all starts with "Well, there's this book called IT".

Sorry we missed each other again today. I am using the force on you to make this happen!