Archive for February, 2005

February 21, 2005

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Hi all. Thanks so much for the continued support! I figured I would spend some time updating everyone, so settle in, get a cup of coffee, and start reading 🙂 Sam is home now and is doing well. I can’t tell you the exhilaration Margot & I felt when we brought him home Thursday. It […]

February 18, 2005

Friday, February 18th, 2005

Sam is doing much better. His blood is great and he was supposed to be discharged today but last night ran a low-grade fever of 100 so we’re not sure. We’re supposed to go to City of Hope today where the stem cell transplant will be done. This would be an introductory meeting. So, all-in-all, […]

February 14, 2005

Monday, February 14th, 2005

After 4 miserable days of high fevers and vomiting, Sam seems to be on the mend. With the help of a new medication, he’s able to keep liquids down and will progress to food. When he can hold down food and is fever free for 48 hours he can go home. Great news is that […]

February 11, 2005

Friday, February 11th, 2005

Sam is doing great. His temp is back down and he may begin eating soon. We expect his white counts to show improvement Saturday and discharge on Sunday. He was hospitalized Wed morning since he was running a low-grade fever and with no white cells, the doctors always hospitalize to watch him. He’s got great […]

February 4, 2005

Friday, February 4th, 2005

Sam finished his first course of chemo yesterday; he seemed to tolerate the treatment well and is actually going home for 2 weeks to rest! He’ll have to go back for checks every Tuesday and Friday. A very important part of the check is his white blood cell count. The lower the count, the more […]

February 1, 2005

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

Sam is doing great today. He’s finally over the post-op nausea (from the biopsy surgery on Wednesday) and is able to keep food down including the chocolate cake for brother Andrew’s birthday. He even had lunch with Don Sonck in the cafeteria today. He was very brave for his EKG and cardiogram – both were […]