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Thu. 3/11/04 - Splints

Thursday, 3/11/04
Well, no news is good news. Sorry I haven’t updated the website for a month. Life has taken over and the website got pushed aside for a time. We did start to update a couple weeks ago and then our monitor literally burnt something. We were able to switch out the monitor the next day, but the website update momentum was lost. Here’s what we had.

Saturday, 2/28/04
Jason and Les are updating the website today. I will interview Les and then I will interview Cillia and put things together. (The Cillia interview never happened).

Les says:

I am doing well and I love riding my tricycle out on the back patio.

Mommy and I went to the hospital Tuesday through Thursday (2/24-2/26) to start my next round of chemo and the treatment went very good. I played a tractor game at the playroom, which gave mommy time to get dinner and lunch. With Great-Grandma’s help, I decorated some triangle flags with sparkles and shapes as a craft project. I made a flag for daddy and Great-Grandma made a flag for mommy. Grandma Sue brought some Bob the Builder movies for me to watch while I was at the hospital. I was visited by a dog that let me pet him a lot. He was fun and really soft.

Last night I got my G-CSF shot and was really brave because I didn’t wake up a bit.

Since my last update: Les received his foot splints (see photo), started another treatment cycle (we were able to get the one-dose G-CSF shot this time - YEAH!), had a hemoglobin transfusion, attended some birthday parties, and is currently counting the days to his own birthday on Sunday the 14th. We aren’t planning a big party with lots of friends, because we usually don’t have big parties. But we will have fun with family this weekend and next weekend.

Oh, and the big news is his hair has started to grow again. He has some peach fuzz that gives him a bit of a shadow along his hairline. The back part where the radiation was aimed is still bald, but that still might grow back in time.

You can pray for me. I got sick this week with a short bout of stomach flu, I think. Right now I’m still weak from not eating much yesterday and I still have a yucky raspy cough. Pray also that Les doesn’t get it. I’ve tried to be careful, but I have to interact with him, so there is a chance the bug got passed. Les has been dealing with a runny nose again for the last couple weeks also. You can pray that that would go away too.

Thanks for keeping tabs on us and praying for us. We really do appreciate it.