August 25th

Kris again…

Another unexciting day, which is fine with us. Frankly, excitement makes us kind of nervous. Shawn got some red blood cells and some platelets, so he’s been kind of sleepy (he takes some benadryl before having the platelets and that generally knocks him out). Unfortunately, his WBC count was back to <0.1. They’re taking their time to come back after this round. The optimistic way to view this is that the chemo worked really thoroughly. He was actually hoping to write something today, but it probably would look like a cat walked across the keyboard since he’s so tired. Anyway, he’s holding in there… The docs are hoping to start him on some steroids soon, which should make him feel better. Hope everybody is doing well and having a restful day also.

3 Responses to “August 25th”

  1. Shawn Says:

    Leigh, Is is actually Pat on Shawn’s computer
    I saw your question about Shawn’s vision… it is geting a bit better. He had an opthamologist appointment earlier this week on Weds. and the macula was now only about half obscured from the pouch of blood so the blood is being re-absorbed slowly. The opthomologist is hoping it will continue to improve. Initially he was struggling to read a 20/400 sized letter in the typical wall eyechart but this week it was more like 20/40 with some effort.

    Pat

  2. Pat and Jim Sanders Says:

    Shawn, Pat, Kris, Mum -

    Thank you all for the updates - it is such a helpful and thoughtful way of keeping connected all those who care and who are thinking about you all. I’m hoping the red blood cells with promote well-being and that those whites will grow themselves. Glad the vision is better and I hope that the steroids will be prescribed soon and will help. This is a rough patch but you are all facing it with such courage and caring. What a team! Thinking of you and sending love,

    Pat

  3. KENNETT FAMILY PRACTICE Says:

    JUST WANTED TO GIVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPOTHY AND LET THE FAMILY KNOW YOU ALL ARE IN OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS. JUST REMEMEBER YOU HAVE A VERY SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU.