Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Marathon night...

Well Cody's late night/early morning pee fest is over. As I mentioned before last night he was given a very hard chemo drug called (cytoxen). It must be flushed from his system as quickly as possible so it won't damage his bladder. They give him Lasix which makes him pee every hour. That is why we chose to let him nap early in the evening right before the chemo started. We ended up staying up until 2:30am. That is when the chemo finished and they slowed down the fluid.

He was in great spirits last night. I hope this is a sign of things to come. If we can keep him from being in too much pain it should go a little easier on him. He is still sleeping and I'm not going to wake him. He deserves all the sleep he wants. Last night at 9 he ate a bowl of Oreo ice cream then at 10 he had a cheese hot dog and again at 11:30 he had another bowl of ice cream. At this point we let him eat anything and everything he wants.

While peeing every hour last night we played games. We played Gameboy Battleship, regular Battleship, Life "The Pirates Edition", Funny Bunny and Webkinz. I've just recently learned of Webkinz. They are little Beany Baby like stuffed animals that have a secret code on their tag. You use this code to register your pet online. There are all sorts of games that you can play and do to earn funny money. You use this funny money to purchase things online for your virtual pet. All the kids have them and they can send little letters and gifts to one another. Justin, Daniela and Cody really seem to like it.

Well I hope he feels as good today as he did yesterday... I'll write more later...

Thanks for reading...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the first night went ok. We hope next go as well. Prayers to you all. .. Cody and the family.

Susan and Jonathan

Anonymous said...

Hugs to Cody - and the complete Johnson family!!

Pat (ACCA-NCC)

Gettin Older said...

Best wishes and prayers for continued grace...

Kirk

Dottie said...

Wow! Good start to this round of chemo- keeping you all in my prayers that this one continues to be easier.

Big hugs to all of you,

Dottie

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know that I continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will grant you mercy and strength in this difficult time.

Kim

runnergeel said...

Always thinking of you and your family during this crazy time. Prayers are said every day.
Karen

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened to hear the news that this cancer returned. Cody is amazing and will continue to show you all his strenth. If your family should need anything please contact us. Love Sherry and Rob Will (Ashlyne Will's parents)