Another Curve Ball…
Brady woke up with a 101 temperature and it spiked at 102 so no bone marrow biopsy and it looks like we will be spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. This disease just is not cooperating. I will write more later…
Monday night and there is still some hope that we will be home for Thanksgiving. It all depends upon Brady and his temperature. I just left the hospital and he had just woken up from a nap and his temperature was normal. It’s been this way all day and if it continues through tomorrow we could be on our way home Wednesday. His temperature must also be complemented with negative (viruses) results from the various blood tests taken earlier today. So, it may be a long shot but who knows it could happen.
Either way; we will be back at it on Tuesday December 1st for the second round of chemotherapy. That day will begin with the bone marrow biopsy we missed today, the insertion of a Broviac catheter into Brady chest replacing the PICC line in his arm and most likely intrathecal chemo which administered directly to the spinal cord. December 1st will be a fun day to say the least!
It continues to just astonish me just how this disease acts; if you were to see Brady today (after his vomiting) you would really wonder; why is this child in the hospital? But if you were with him when his temperature shot up to 103˚ followed by 2 rounds of serious vomiting you would be scared to death. It is really a very frustrating situation and one that can rip at your heart.
Sherrie has the watch tonight and I hope she gets some sleep. I too am going to call it an early night and try to catch a few extra winks. So, until next time; keep Brady in your thoughts, prayers and hugs – we really would like a few days away from the hospital!
“8 Years Later—Still No Cure for Pediatric Cancer” is a series of posts revisiting the journal kept by Sherrie and Michael Wells during the cancer diagnosis and treatment of their son, Brady Michael. Hopefully these entires will provide an understanding of the journey families face when dealing with these horrific diseases and of the important work the Hugs for Brady Foundation does.
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