Archive for March, 2005
Sam is losing his hearing. I realized it last night after he said “What?” for the fifth time in a row. I thought back on the last couple of days and realized that he’s not hearing very well anymore. We did a hearing test before Cisplatin and he had perfect hearing and now, just like [...]
We came home from the hospital Saturday night so Sammy could have Easter at home. We stayed in an extra day after finishing round three of chemo because he still wasn’t keeping anything down and we didn’t want him to get dehydrated. We had a roommate for the first time which made things a bit [...]
Today’s good news!
We just got a call from our doctor who said that the preliminary results from bone marrow biopsy and aspiration that they did on March 11 came back clear. Our initial bone marrow aspiration after diagnosis showed a 75 to 95% involvement. This is very good news for the stem cells we collected [...]
Sam and I just got back from The City of Hope Hospital (Northeast of LA) where we went for stem cell collection. It went very smoothly. He had surgery very early yesterday morning to put in the catheter, woke up like a bearcat from the anaesthesia as he usually does (he doesn’t like feeling disoriented), [...]
We bounced back into the hospital last week with high fevers and a painful itchy rash in the nether regions. After five days of Sam itching like he was on fire and trying several different drugs and creams, the mystery rash seems to finally be getting better. Sam counts are creeping up slowly and we’re [...]
I put together a spreadsheet with approximate dates for Sam’s treatment. It’s subject to change but it gives an idea of the roadmap. He’s doing great (finished 2nd round of chemo) but has been riding his Razor scooter and running which is so awesome, I can’t tell you. We took his scooter to Blockbuster [...]