Saturday, June 9, 2007

Counts are up

Day 8

Bald as bald can be, lost all of the hair on her head pretty fast. Was expected because of the mix of chemo.

Great news! Her ANC is up at 240!!! Yes!!! The nurses were surprised because she's only on day 8. They said it happens but not very common. Usually it's around day 10 to day 14 that kids with this mix of chemo start to get their neutrophils back. Thanks for everybody's prayers!

Our good friend Steve "Blaze" Blasier has been here visiting us the last couple of days. It's always nice to have very good friends from Spokane come by to be with us. We found a really good Chinese restaurant that we'll be going to more frequently. Very good food for excellent price. Food always tastes better when the price is good. We're so blessed to have supportive family and friends.

The stake had a fathers and sons campout at the Ensign Ranch in Cle Elum so I took Tyson and Bennet. Left yesterday afternoon and got back this afternoon. Was a good time. The boys went fishing and Tyson caught a 10 inch rainbow trout. We were going to go out on the canoe but since I'm not too good of a swimmer and the boys haven't really been on a canoe, we all chickend out. Didn't feel like swimming in the cold water.

Had a proud dad moment at the campout. We slept in cabins with bunk beds. Had 5 bunk beds in our cabin. While preparing for sleep Tyson saw that one of the young boys didn't have a pillow so he asked me if he could give one of his pillows to the boy since Tyson had 2 pillows. His thoughtfulness just made me happy. Hey, we're doing something right with our kids.

Brooke went home with aunt Tiffany to Deer Park. Tiffany is shopping for a wedding dress. Her man, Micah, is a really good guy. He's been here at the hospital and Ronald McDonald House several times to give Jovee some blessings. He'll be a good brother in law.

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