Sunday, November 10, 2013

Day 4.

Watts is doing great. He hasn't had a fever in over 12 hours and seems to be a little less nauseated. He is completely unplugged from everything and is absolutely loving having more freedom.

He will start his neupogen shots (to boost WBC) today and will continue getting oral glutamine to possibly help prevent mouth sores. Mouth sores are not a common side effect for HD ARA-C, but Watts has a history of getting bad ones. If Watts gets mouth sores, the doctor says that it could make him more susceptible to getting Strep Veridans, an infection starting in the mouth that can lead to the high fevers (and a lot of other bad stuff) associated with HD-ARAC. So far there's no sign of any sores!

Today I am thankful for:

A view of the treetops as they slowly change color.

My mom's help.

A red wagon for giving Watts hallway rides in the evenings.

Chocolate. Any kind.

Keller's new book on suffering. Good stuff.

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