Tyson's Brave Battalion

Tyson's Brave Battalion
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hospital Day 5

Last night Ty signed his name to the feedback card for the food people.  He is actually eating food other than lucky charms right now, although Lucky's are still a main portion of his diet choice.

He did really good for his first pokie blood draw today, I didn't have to hold his whole body down, he just let them do it even though he cried and cried.  It was a finger poke this time and he says that hurts worse than the arm pokes.  A present from a friend showed up from the gift shop right after though so we are calling it his pokie prize.  Thanks for the pokie prize!  He is excited to have a new book to read for bedtime tonight.

 His aunt and cousin came to see him last night and repleneshed our supply of Lucky Charms.  For some reason hospitals don't stock luckys...I can't imagine why not, they are SO healthy!! ; )
No fever today so far!!  Infectious disease just came in again to check his lip and talk a little.  They are the ones who manage all of the medicines he is on and make sure they are taking care of everything.  Oncology takes care of cancer so when they have something serious like this happen they call in infectious diseases since they are the experts on that so we see several types of doctors throughout the day.  They are having a skin doc come today to check out his rashes and his lip.  It's pretty cool to have all of these resources right at your fingertips all in the same hospital. 
Anyway, the infectious disease guy was surprised that his fever is gone already.  He said considering the type of infection he has he is doing remarkably well in comparison with his 'colleagues' fighting the same thing.  He was also cautious and said that doesn't mean the fever is gone for good, but the fact that he isn't fevering right now is a good sign. 
The resident also came in to report that his echocardiogram looked good, they didn't detect any fungus in there.  They said that doesn't mean there isn't any, but since they can't see any that's good.  You can see they are all very cautious, fungus is a nasty beast when you are neutropenic!
Ty is in a pretty good mood, playing, smiling, and keeping me on my toes.  We have to snuggle for a while after a pokie or anything else yucky (like taking the dressing off his port site) but he is recovering faster from yucky stuff now.  See the steri strips?  Such a blessing!!  No one ever explained why they didn't end up needing to keep that open but I am so glad they didn't have to. 
I think we only have a couple more pokies today.  The nurse is trying to get them to group the labs and cultures into one pokie but since there are several medical teams ordering tests and stuff it doesn't always coordinate well.  Wish us luck.  I don't have lab results yet, I'll probably just stick them on the bottom of this post when they come.  Thanks for caring about us!  I'm sure we are doing so well because of your prayers and love.  Thank you

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