Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Uggg this off-treatment lark is a bitch to be sure.
Scott finally stopped spouting bodily fluids about 10 days ago. David and I breathed a big sigh of relief and Scott unclenched.
Last Thursday he had his first official O/T check up with, spookily enough, the doctor who originally diagnosed him. As he had been in the previous week and his blood looked good the doc didn’t order more tests, he just physically checked Scott over and sent him on his way.
So all seemed well and groovy until Scott started throwing up again on Saturday morning. He’s also riddled with bruises which are THE red flag to a leukemia patient (indicating platelets being crowded out by cancerous cells) BUT he had been wrestling with his brother on one of his better days. Each bruise has now been counted and catalogued – any more show up and hey ho hey ho its off to clinic we go. Sunday and Monday he was also sick, tired and miserable but today no puke and a wee bitty more of an appetite.
I thought the end of treatment would be a cakewalk, its not, its hell.

Finally, in case you didn’t see this today, here is Ida
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8057465.stm
isn’t she a beaut!!

More beautifulness, Springsteen and aqualungmyfriend ...

2 comments:

Laura said...

Thinking of each of you. I don't know what to say about all of this but I will keep praying better days are ahead. You have such a lovely family. LOVED the cat pictures and thanks for the Ida link. :) Take care and have a restful night.
Sending Smiles, Angel Laura

Sandie said...

I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that the bruises are indeed nothing more than good ole fashioned brotherly love. Wonderful to hear the were wrasslin'

The cats are lovely - especially aqualungmyfriend. But Ida, she's just breath-taking.

Fleet Week, Ida and some old man singing in Jersey. You'll have to read my mind about what sassy comment I'd make. Ever aware you mum and grandmum are watching me. ;)

Keeping the you all in my heart and in my thoughts. Lots of love to you.

xoxoxox
S.