Friday, August 21, 2009

Change in Plans...

Well, I took Lucas to the hospital on Wed morning to have a Lumbar Puncture to check for cancer cells and also to admit him for his next chemo. They found a lot of red blood cells in his spinal fluid and I'm still waiting to hear what that means. Oh and also if there were any cancer cells found I have yet to find out. While he was sedated they cleaned out his ears and discovered he did have an ear infection which would explain why he has been in so much pain this past week. Boy did I feel terrible for not taking him in sooner. He didn't have a fever and they reassured me that being nauseous and irritable is common for what he's been through. So, once he was admitted they started him on an antibiotic and now the infection is gone. The only problem is, he is still crying all the time. And it's not a normal "I'm uncomfortable and don't feel good" kind of cry, it's high pitched and really hard to listen to. He's definitely hurting somewhere. I was supposed to bring him home today and they decided to keep him until they can figure out what's causing the pain. He had a CT Scan this morning which showed no changes since the last one so that is good news. The bad news is we still don't know what is hurting him. I'm really hoping it's chemo related and not something more serious. Once the chemo leaves his body, if he's not calm by then they will probably do an MRI even though he just had one done 9 days ago. So, pray that the pain can be managed until we find out what's going on. Kaden had his first day of school yesterday and it was kind of a difficult day for him. Today was better and he had more fun. I think he was a little unsure because he only knew 1 little boy in his class from last year. My grandma stayed with Lucas the past 2 nights since my mom ended up being sick. Thanks grandma!!! Well, he's awake now and fussy so I will update later.



  1. Hang in there Shannon. You guys continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Keeping your sweet boy in my thoughts and prayers. So difficult to not know what's going on.

    Much love,

  3. It was good to see you the other day. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a trooper and I know you will get through this!