After a pretty restful night, Sam slept until 10am this morning. He started out a little bit queasy, and so after getting dressed he got back into bed for a bit. When Karen arrived, he was ready to read her a book before building a small kit that she brought him.
|How cute is the little frog that they built? (And Karen wore her Bears shirt in solidarity with Sam...oy.)|
When we were downstairs, we saw a note about a Beach Party that was happening tonight in the Resource Center. When I mentioned it to Sam, he was very excited...so after a quick shower and a change into "beach clothes," we headed back downstairs.
|Yes, that's a turtle on his head.|
|Yes, that dog is wearing a bikini.|
I hoped for a dinner, but Sam wasn't interested in eating much after the chemo was over, even with the anti-nausea drugs in his system. The IV nutrition (TPN) will run all night, so I feel comfortable that he's getting what he needs. He even turned down popcorn for our movie-watching. (I gave up the Olympics tonight, but tomorrow night I know he will let me watch the women's gymnastics again....right!?) Thanks for all the movie suggestions - I now have a pretty good list! Tonight's selection is The Neverending Story. Sam's biggest question is "why does the story never end? And if the story never ends, how does the movie end?"
Sam has been so active and engaged, even while feeling sick to his stomach. I know that now that the chemo is done, his blood counts will start to drop and the next week will probably be very yucky.
For now, we are savoring the activity, the beach parties, the ice cream sandwiches and the laps around the floor...eight days down...a whole lot more to go.