After 11 days in hospital with Jacob doing the above for most of it, we are finally allowed home!! This took 5 attempts, and I actually had some anxiety leaving the hospital because I feel safe there with all the changes going on with Jacob’s health, but it sure does feel great to be home! Jacob is in good spirits, (apart from a quick detour on the way home to use the barf bags I’ve taken from airplanes) and he is so happy to be back home, too. Thank you for the many prayers that went up on his behalf. 💙
Jacob and I got to watch the Canada Day fireworks from the hospital rooftop patio last night. These little things help the hospital time pass and helps to make it feel a little bit more normal. Jacob’s blood counts are dropping quickly. He is getting nosebleeds now because his platelets are low and he is exhausted because his hemoglobin is low as well. His neutrophils ( the infection fighters) will bottom out in the next day or 2 so we won’t be heading to any crowded places with him!
We have a follow up appointment Thursday, and there will be a couple more the week after for possible blood and platelet transfusions. What we are hoping for is no hospital stays between now and his next chemo, which begins July 16. Because we had to cancel our camping trips this summer to keep Jacob close to the hospital, we are hoping to stay in Vancouver as a family next week and have some uninterrupted family time together before the next few weeks away for chemo. So, with that being said, if things stay uneventful, I’ll probably not blog until the next chemo begins.
A verse that has been shared with us by many people over the last few weeks…