Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I want to run... :(

It's been 10 days since Philly and my legs are ready to go... No time in the schedule for a run now. Maybe when little man gets home.

Well I don't have anything yet today. I'm sure my wife and Cody are sleeping. Last night was the last of the chemo for this session. If all goes well (no fever, diarrhea or any other bump in the road) he should be home by Saturday. The way this works now is his system will hit rock bottom. We wait for his numbers to return. This takes about 20 days, but for Cody it may take longer. Now keep in mind, during those 20 days he will have to go in for blood tests and such. If he happens to get a fever he will be back in the hospital for at least 5 days at a time. We will administer most of his drugs at home. This means an IV pump beside his bed and getting up every time the tube gets kinked. Other meds must be administered throughout the day and night. His site dressing must also be changed once a week. This the bandage that covers the entry point of his IV tube that goes in his chest. Most of the time he is not really happy about this because it is like removing a 5"x5" piece of tape from his chest that just happens to be very sore. We do this to prevent infection.

I will post more later. I'm get my other two children ready to head out the door for school. I'm heading into work which is a nice mental break.

Oh, have I ever mentioned that I work for the best company in the world?

9 comments:

monicacassier said...

Hang in there Mick! It was great talking to you last night - you are holding up very well, you seem very calm and centered. I'm so glad Cody is doing well!!!

Hang in there!!!!

Kati said...

"Tonight's the night the world begins again" Cody's song came on during my run today. I listen to it over and over and prayed for you Deck. It WILL be tough. But, you're a marathoner -- even when you can't run. You'll make it through this race with flying colors and we will be here cheering you on.

Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I am lilly124 from RW - you don't know me much.. But I am following Cody's trip - I have a 6 yr old son... and yet, still, I can't even imagine going through what you are going through. You all are amazingly strong! You are in my prayers every day!
I hope Cody gets to go home and no trips back to the hospital!

gettin older said...

Glad y'all are holding up. What a difference a week makes. hang in there, and I'll keep praying.

Kirk

Dottie said...

Yay on the good news yesterday! I'll check on here as often as I can to keep up with Cody's progress. I hope your home coming is uneventful and soon. Hugs to all of you,

Dottie

elizabethnyc said...

So glad to see some good news yesterday, Mickey! Continued prayers heading your way for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Mick,

I just got off the plane and was glad to see some positive news develop over the 24 hours I was travelling. I know it doesn't satisfy the urge to run, but I think about Cody and you A LOT when I run.

I have a 4 year old son and Cody's pictures making faces look a lot like my Matthew. My heart just aches for what all of you are going through. Continued prayers.

All the best,
Trey (Curves Ahead)

Anonymous said...

Hey Mickey. Just wanted to drop you a note real quick before I head off to work. Very happy to hear good news for you and your family! Just wanted to let you know that you are all still in our thoughts and prayers here in Ford City! Take care and get Cody home soon!

Steve Weight

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Cody may be home soon ! I'm so glad your company is understanding and supportive. What a difference that must make !!
I'm just getting back to the miles now, so don't worry. The rest is good !!
Prayers continue--love to all.
Golf2gulf