Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Some good, some not so good...

Well this morning about 5am he had his first BM in 2 days. It was definitely not solid but I was happy to see things moving as long as they don't move too much... If you know what I mean.. His hi temps came back last night but not as high as it had been for the past few days. It got up to about 101 at 9pm and again at 4am this morning. The poor little guy just can't catch a break. They are starting to it may possibly be viral. If that is the case they will have to wait for his system to recover. Overall the doctor is pleased that he seems to be heading in the right direction.

I'll write more later.....

It's noon and things are not much better. He is napping now and his temps continue to climb. I feel so bad for him. He keeps taking his meds and he just can't get on top of this thing. The next move may be Motrin. I'll have to wait and see what the doctor says.

I also just spoke to the surgeon who removed his tumors the first time. He said as far as the surgery goes they will probably do it down here. He says that they have some of the best liver transplant doctors around. But, he also said that he was told that Cody is not a candidate for a liver transplant because his cancer has returned. To me this is one little hint that the outlook does not look good for Cody. Again this is beginning to give me that helpless feeling. There has got to be a better way to treat kids with cancer. Nothing works for sure and yet you have to try and reassure your child that he or she is going to get better. I can't help but feel like a liar.

I'll keep you updated...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that things are moving in the right direction. We'll continue to pray for Cody and you all.

Susan and Jonathan

Dottie said...

Whew! Be encouraged that the doc seems to be satisfied.

Hug Cody for us!


Dottie

Gettin Older said...

Glad to hear that the Doc thinks it is moving in the right direction. We will keep praying.

Kirk

ElizabethNYC said...

Nice news, Mickey - so happy to hear that!

Anonymous said...

What can I say except,keep on doing
just what you have been and we will
do the same.Just keep on telling
Cody how much you love him and that you are right there and we are too. You keep on letting all
of us know what is going on.
Will keep checking on your BLOG and
will write more later.
LOVE YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH,
MOM

elizabethnyc said...

Mickey,
Your Mom's a smart lady. :-) Keep doing what you're doing, let Cody know you love him and are there, and just know that we'll all keep praying for healing and strength for all of you...

Hugs to you all,
ElizabethNYC

pwoodyj said...

Stay strong and stay the course sailor, that's an order!! Things will get better and God's work is not on any chart! Prayer, Love and hugs your way Big Bro!!
Shawn

mc said...

Just wanted to let you know Cheryls PC is on the fritz so it's been a while since we are able to check in on ya. Wanted to let you know we were thinking about you all and were here if you guys need anything... Mc

Anonymous said...

Hope the day has improved for Cody and the temp is down. His body is fighting hard. I know how helpless you feel, but remember that you and Diane are there for Cody every day. And a huge cadre of friends and family continue to offer up prayers and positive thoughts. I agree with Shawn. Lots of patients aren't on any chart !
Love to you all. G2G

Gregory said...

Hey Deck,

You are no liar, just a parent that would do anything for his children. Cody is fighting it and he'll tough this out. I'm running a 10km race this weekend here in Seoul called "Little Angel Marathon". It is sponsored by helps raise funds for Children with cancer. As you know a definite good cause and will have Cody in my thoughts the whole time! Hang in there and lot's of prayers!

Gregory (Pudov)

Monica Cassier said...

Mickey and Diane,

I guess these are the long hard dark days... Please know I am praying for Cody, for his health to recover and for continued strength, patience, and comfort for you both. It is agony to see your own child sick and in pain.

Cody is young and strong... keep the faith. You have the best doctors in the world working on him. And I agree: I wish there was a better way to treat the kids... but the 'glass half full' of me says "Thank goodness this wasn't Cody 20 years ago" when the treatment wasn't nearly as advanced...

HANG IN THERE.

Hugs and Prayers,
Monica