We got some more good news yesterday. Caleb’s oncologist that has been gone for a few days was back yesterday and came to check on him. She squeezed his leg around the tumor and made the comment about how much softer it was to her, and just like the head oncologist had said, she commented about how very good that is! She commented about how fast the chemo was working. I guess it does seem to work faster when the Great Physician has already taken care of it and had begun his treatments before they ever started chemo. It is so awesome to hear so many good reports coming.
Holly said that Caleb slept okay last night, and would have done better if not for one nurse. She came to get blood pressure and temperature every two hours and Holly said she thinks the woman hit everything she could on the way in and was talking loud. When Holly said that he was sleeping and please hold it down, she snapped back that they told her she had to come get vitals. She kept trying to wake him by calling him by his first name – Matthew. Holly told her to look in the chart where it says he goes by Caleb. She was frustrated that he wasn’t responding to Matthew. Well, I guess not since no one ever calls him that. It’s written on all his paperwork what he goes by and no one else has had trouble with it. All the other nurses have come in quiet as a mouse and Caleb has slept through much of it. Everyone has been so amazing at the hospital and it is really out of character for someone to act like this from what we’ve seen. I will talk to the charge nurse today to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. Maybe she was having a bad night, but it was not acceptable behavior when a child is already not feeling well from the chemo. Don’t worry – I will be nice (but firm)! 😉
Caleb seems to have lost his appetite with this set of treatments. They said that it was likely to happen and just to make sure he is getting plenty of calories to offset it, even if it means eating ice cream and milkshakes. He is going to love that! It won’t be so much fun with this is all over and we have to break that habit, but it will be worth it.
The doctors are saying that Caleb’s last treatment this week will be Sunday around 2PM and that he can go home that evening. We have his room set up and ready for him. Mom says visitors are welcome. Just call, text, or email me for the address and to let us know ahead of time. My email address is keith48 at gmail dot com. My cell number is in my Facebook profile. You can click the Facebook button in the sidebar to get to my Facebook page. Only friends can see my info, so send me a request if you’d like.
Today’s scripture – Zephaniah 3:17 -“The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”