Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I have to say, it was kinda nice doing Christmas a couple of days early. Maybe we'll make this a tradition.. :D

Yesterday it was Diane's turn to take Cody in for blood work. I thought I'd do her a favor and take him in. We thought for sure that he would need platelets or whole blood but he didn't. His platelets were 44 thousand so the Dr. told me to go home. One thing for sure, his numbers will be @ 0 by tomorrow. We should put a sign at the door for the next few days saying "no visitors please." He is neutropenic so we have to be very careful not to expose him to anything.

After this week things should be on the fast track. We are suppose to head to SKM in New York as soon as he starts to recover. A friend of the family forwarded us a link from Corporate Angel Network.
They give free flights on corporate jets for cancer patients and their families. Click the link, there is a nice news report on them and what they do. Diane doesn't like to fly but I think she will warm up to this since we can fly out of Manassas.

I'm happy to report that the days have been uneventful which is just how we want it. :D


ElizabethNYC said...

Merry Christmas to the DeckApe family! I'm so glad Cody's feeling good and can enjoy himself during Christmas time. :-)

Deck, one of the peds docs at MSKCC who's on the neuroblastoma team, Dr. Brian Kushner, runs on Fred's Team. Very smart, very dedicated man. Not sure if you know him?

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Mickey, Diane, Daniela, Cody and Justin !! Celebrating early gave you a head start !!
The corporate jet seats are a great thing !! I hope they have flights that will work out for you !
Glad Cody is doing well, and you have all been able to be home.
Positive thoughts and prayers continue !! G2G

Monica Cassier said...

Merry CHristmas, Mickey, to you and your family!
The news continues to sound good from your end... wishing you all the best...


Jerry aka 'chappy' said...

Merry Christmas to the entire Johnson gang!
Great to hear Cody is doing well. Let us know how we can help during your travel to NY.
Don't be shy about asking!!
Most people are very willing to help but just don't know how...so please let us know what we can do.

Anonymous said...

Mick, I've been thinking lots about you & your family during this time. So glad that it has been sort of "normal" & that you all had time to enjoy Christmas. Continued prayers for Cody.

Teresa (tcoplen)

Anonymous said...

Hugs to Cody, Pat (ACCA-NCC)