Monday, January 7, 2008

Where, oh where....

Where, oh where has my Henry gone,
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his hair so short and his legs so long,
Oh where, oh where is he?

This is the song that Grandma Linda sang to Henry whenever he would hide from her at our house last week. He now insists on "hiding" every time one of the nurses comes in the room, which happens quite often at the hospital. Then, from under the blanket he says "Mommy, make the nurse sing 'Where, oh where has my Henry gone?"

Fortunately, our nurses are a patient lot. Not all of them are musically gifted, but they enjoy Henry enough to humor him.

This chemo round is mirroring the last, which is what we were hoping for. He's overall feeling quite well, maybe not as well as he did at home before admission, but pretty darn good. His methotrexate had cleared by this afternoon, so we've started the second phase of chemo for this week, which sets the wheels in motion for probable discharge on Thursday.

I'm warning you now, next time you see Henry, be prepared to sing.


Anonymous said...

Can't sing a note. Well, not exactly. If I want to rid a room of people, I break into song. Screech... Really terrible. However, if it will please Henry, I will give it my best shot. Be warned - it may cure him of wanting to hear that cute little ditty! Have a good musical day! MAB

rlbates said...

So nice of those nurses. Also good that Henry has the energy and "humor" to play with them. :)

Anonymous said...

The Vallottons are all practicing up on our singing---isn't it wonderful how little thing make them so happy!We are happy to hear this round is going well.
Lot of love,
Susan Peeples Vallotton

Anonymous said...

So happy that this round of chemo is following in the foot steps of the second round.
A discharge on Thursday sounds wonderful.
Hope the song continues to bring joy to Super Henry.
the krause house