~~~~ 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