One Big Adventure
An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Friday, September 7, 2007

One day at a time

We arrived at the hospital yesterday. First we had an appointment with the pediatric gastroenterologist that has overseen James' care while he has been in the hospital. She was pleased with James' progress and how well he is doing. She will conitinue to follow his care through chemo and beyond, until we get to the point, Lord willing, that he no longer needs an ileostomy or a g-tube.

After our GI appointment, we came to the AFLAC Cancer clinic and met with James' oncologist, Dr. Keller. He was also very pleased with James' progress. I know he enjoys all of his patients and cares very much about them, but sometimes it seems like James has a special spot in his heart. It is fun to see how much he enjoys James and it is obvious that James likes him too.

Our nurse got James' blood sample (his counts look really good!) and then got him started on IV fluids. We thought we'd have to wait a while for a room, but it didn't take too long. By 6:00p.m. when we checked James' urine, he was hydrated enough to begin his chemo. This is the earliest we've ever gotten started and there is a possibility that we could leave here to head home Saturday night.

In the meantime, there is plenty to do here.

James is doing great. He is full of James and fun to watch. He is signing more and moving more and verbalizing more--he make sounds, but doesn't speak words. He acts like a two year old should... busy and a little ornery... though we are working on that some!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Love, Stepahnie

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