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Sat. 2/14/04 - Valentine's

Saturday, 2/14/04
Happy Valentine’s Day

Les had a great week. Even though we were all dealing with runny noses, Les was a joy to be around. What a difference a change in medicines make.

There was a bit of sadness this week though. Jason’s grandfather died on Monday 2/9/04. His health had been failing him in recent months, so it wasn’t unexpected. The funeral was on Thursday and Jason traveled up to Fresno to attend. We decided Les and I were not healthy enough to make the quick trip. We missed seeing everyone and wished we could have gone.

On a happy note, Les’ counts were really high on Tuesday when we went to clinic and so they said we didn’t have to come back on Friday this week. Yeah!!! A whole week before we go back – we were soooo excited. The G-CSF and Aranesp shots are doing their jobs!

Les’ weight is also up. He’s finally back to where he was before all this started last April (around 41 lbs). His feedings are going much better this round in part because we have been able to keep him from getting constipated, and also we discovered that a dose of Benedryl early in the morning before he wakes up keeps his morning nausea away.

This next week is our week of rest (no chemo) prior to the next round of chemo. On Tuesday Les will have another hearing test, a blood test (finger poke only this time), and he should be getting his foot braces. It will be a busy day.

Thanks again for all your prayers of support. We appreciate them greatly.