5 Nov 2009

Evening Update

In: Carson Updates, Pictures

 

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11pm.  Today was a good day.  Carson walked down to the play room for some coloring and we played 3 games of air hockey.  He is still sore from the port implant, so his range of motion is limited.  He continued with his pill swallowing practice by using small candies.  Still can’t quiet do it, so crushed pills in chocolate sauce will have to do.  His stress level dropped as the day went on.  Can you believe that we have been at the hospital for 5 days already?

Carson then took a nap in the later afternoon which gave Deb and I some time to organize his room or should I say ToysRus.  The onlookers still come by to check out the latest arrivals.   Earlier in the day a volunteer from the playroom came by our room to introduce himself and give us some info.  He told us that there are many toys down there, but then he looked at Carsons, shrugged his shoulders and mumbled, “hope to see you”.   There are so many activities available to the children.  From art to movies, to games, sewing, reading and of course air hockey.

As nighttime came, Carson took his meds in the chocolate sauce and then went to sleep.  I was actually able to leave at 7:30pm tonight.

His 3 times per day blood work showed some good numbers today, so your prayers and love are working.

“Carson is strong”

“Thank you for caring”

– Mike

5 Nov 2009

Carson in the Activity Center

In: Pictures
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Carson is in the activity center doing some really cool art with Daddy.  It puts such a big smile on my face to see him doing something normal!

– Debbie

5 Nov 2009

Pages

In: Uncategorized

Hi everyone, just a quick note that I added important pages up at the top right so that they didn’t get lost in the posts!

Up there we have the links for the Family Dinners, Megan’s Schedule, and Toy Drive information.

Thanks!

5 Nov 2009

Noon Update

In: Carson Updates

Noon:  Hi from the parent computer lab area.  It is easier to type on a full keyboard versus by Blackberry…..

Carson was finally able to take his oral chemo.  We put it into chocolate sauce and calmed his nerves.  He took it with a chaser of water.  He wanted to sit back in bed, but we got him to go to school for an hour.  This is starting to sound like dad’s days in college.  Tequila with a chaser, and an hour of school per day.

Moving around will help him in his recovery and spirits.  And give Deb and I some time to catch up on sleep.

I shaved my head yesterday, even though you can hardly notice.  I have been getting reports that a lot of Carson’s buddies are going to do the same.  That is outstanding!

We have enjoyed the lunches and dinners, so delicious.  The morning coffee delivery is so nice.  Please note that Carson will be on a strict diet, so we keep all of the food away from him and out of his room.  Deb and I take turns eating in the parent lounge.  I then take the left over dinner home to Megan.  She then makes her lunch for the next school day.  She loves it!  So if you want to bring Carson cookies or candy or whatever, save it for mid December.

Well, gotta go. School is out.

“Carson is strong”

“Thank you for caring”

– Mike

5 Nov 2009

Morning Update

In: Carson Updates

9am.   Carson had a tough night.  A combo of the meds and nerves caused him to vomit numerous times. Debbie was up all night.   I got here at 8am and walked Carson to get his bath.  Of course mom and dad gave it to him.  He looks better today.  The meds (clones) are starting to get the white cells (droids).  That’s Star Wars talk.  Carson will receive chemo everyday, with Wed being the worst day.  Not only chemo, but also bone marrow tests.

Debbie is in the parent lounge area taking a nap.  She deserves it.  My little buddy is sleeping.  We are going to try and play air hockey later today.

I am trying to give brief descriptions about our day and will spare you all the other side of what happens in this ward.  There are a lot things that go on throughout the day that no parent or person should ever witness.

Our new motto………

“Carson is strong”

“Thank you for caring”

We Love Everyone!

Also, Megan loves reading all of the messages and feels so good that she has her own section for play dates.