In addition, this extended period of neutropenia (translation: long time with low counts) leads them to be concerned about the cause of these fevers. Since all of the cultures have come back negative, we are pretty sure it's not a blood infection. So today they did a CT scan to rule out....anything. I'm quite a fan of "ruling out" bad things, and the CT scan wasn't too stressful for Sam at all. The only really stressful part was waiting for the results, which, thankfully, were clean. (As I said to one of the doctors today, I'm quite glad that someone was able to "look inside" of him today.)
|Can you see Sam's bright green Crocs?|
Aside from all of the medical stuff, Sam is doing well. Aside from some nausea, he's eating and drinking and moving. Not a ton of laps, but plenty of activity nevertheless. There's been a lot of large-scale art creations going on in our room, and we've watched quite a few movies. And of course, the yellow sea creature has been present in our lives.
|Why yes, that IS a butterfly net that Bubbie thought Sam would enjoy. There weren't any butterflies to catch. But that didn't stop our hero!|
|Eating his mama's famous Chemo Mac and Cheese|
|Sammy and Sammie enjoying the Healing Garden today!|
(This package actually arrived today during Sam's chemo, when he was really crabby about having to be hooked up to not only his pole but also the pulse-ox machine for the whole time. Distraction welcomed!)
This was one of our favorites in the stack: