Often times no news is good news; that stays true in this case. I've been quiet because we have been getting back to our life after Jacob's 4 day hospital chemo stay (our last four day scheduled!). It takes awhile to catch up on things and get back into a groove; though I do arrive home to a fairly clean house thanks to my husband, I also arrive home to loads of things I want/need to do.
Jacob has been rambunctious as ever this week. Partly, I'm sure, due to the fact that his Hemoglobin was at 13 last time we checked. It's been months since it's been that high, it hasn't reached an 11 for the past 8 months so this boy is full of energy. He hasn't reached his low point since this chemo so he is enjoying it to the fullest now as next week it will start dropping and go lower and lower for about a week. He has two weeks off from chemo and then will have an overnight stay. That overnight stay will be the last of the overnights and the last of the heavy hitters. The next and last two chemo treatments will be Vincristine, which does not affect the counts so we really are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Once he is finished with the chemo he will be having his scans and we are praying faithfully that they once again show us good news and no signs of cancer.
We had plans today to set off for the farmer's market but when I awoke in the morning I saw the signs were spitting and the thunder was rumbling so I let the kids sleep in. Ben had to work today, covering the shift of a co-worker, so it has not been like a typical Saturday for us. I've been cleaning closets and we are about to embark on a quick grocery run and a stop at the vegetable/fruit store in town. Hopefully daddy will arrive home in time to help us grill out the steak and the sweet corn for supper...I think that red meat has been helping Jacob's counts too!