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Old 10-23-2005, 07:36 AM   #21
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Julie, that is great news. I will continue to storm the heavens with prayers for all your family.
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:25 AM   #22
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Oh Julie, I'm so happy to hear that he's feeling a bit better! Let's hope that improvement continues! Best of luck, and I'll be thinking about you and your DS. hugs to you!
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:10 AM   #23
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Thank goodness his fever is going down. Glad to hear is is feeling a little better.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:42 PM   #24
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Oh my goodness! I had no idea! So glad to hear that he's doing better. My family will add your family to the prayer list. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:01 AM   #25
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~~~~ WE'RE HOME!!!! ~~~~

We got home last night around 5 pm. DS's fever broke on Saturday. As I was telling Kelly earlier, I was expecting this big dramatic, sweaty fever-breaking event, but it just gradually kept spiking lower and lower until eventually, it was GONE! (Thank GOD!!) The dr's never did decide what was causing it, but that's not an unusual thing with these kids on chemo. The weird thing is that he never really got "neutropenic" (same thing as anemic except it has to do w/ white blood cells instead of red). So, really, I think we were seeing a virus here, and because of his compromised blood counts, his body wasn't very efficient at recovering from it.

I can't tell you how it warms my heart to see all of these messsages out here!! You guys are the greatest. DS (and DD) know all about you guys, and they enjoy looking at your FO's and hearing about your families, etc. (Of course, I have to censor *some* stuff ) Thank you so much for all of the prayers and cyber hugs!

Now one of my goals is to pack some meat onto DS's little body. He's always been on the rather thin side, but two years (combined total) worth of chemo have *not* helped him beef up any. His appetite is slightly better now that he's out of the hospital. If any of you have any ideas on foods or recipes that would be tasty to an 11-year-old boy, please let me know!!! Typically, he's not a terribly picky eater, but chemo does throw off his taste buds. He likes Mexican food, pasta, pizza, salad (which he can only have when counts are good), fruit, candy (of course), and junk food. We've tried every variety of nutritional drink (Boost, Ensure, Mighty Shakes) and he doesn't like any of them. They either taste like vitamins or they're too rich.

Well, I need to get rolling. We have to take our car in to get it's brakes fixed today; they sound *awful*. It is *really* nice to go and do something as mundane as this ... REALLY! I think I have a new tagline to add: "Most people really underrate normal." -- Me
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here's wishing you and your family positive warm fuzzies.
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:15 AM   #27
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I'm so glad to hear he is home!

Ice cream is nice and caloric
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;-) Thanks, Jodi!!!
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Glad to hear that DS is home..........I'll rack my brain for some recipes that might appeal to him.....................
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Originally Posted by kemp
I'm so glad to hear he is home!

Ice cream is nice and caloric
Thanks, Kempy! Ice cream is always my fall-back, too. I brought some "Mighty Shakes" home from the hospital, and I'm going to "dilute" them with vanilla ice cream, etc to make them seem less rich. They are really pretty good, but I can see where he would feel like they're going to make him sick. They pack a lot of stuff into about 6 oz of drink.

I still have an afghan square for you -- never did get any others done. I missed your deadline, and that's really not a big deal to me, but I have nothing else to do w/ the square. So, I'll hopefully be bringing it to you on the 29th!! Yeah!! I can't believe you're coming all the way up here!
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