Friday, April 4, 2008

All the Way to the Moon and Back

Following the same pattern as his last high dose round, Henry burst into his more normal self after being unhooked yesterday. His new medicines seemed to rectify his high blood pressure and some stability enabled the monitoring equipment to be removed and Henry roamed free for most of the day.

My mother volunteered for an overnight and as Henry has not yet had any symptoms of mucositis, which really makes nights hard, we opted to take her up on it. The mantra for overnight was 'teamwork' as Henry needed to 'coach' Grandma Linda through the overnight vitals.

My mom retold the most precious anecdote from the overnight:

Henry: I love you all the way to the moon and back.

Grandma Linda: I love you all the way to the moon and back twice.

Henry (pausing thoughtfully): I love you all the way to...Casimir!

Grandma Linda: I love you all the way to Kansas!

Henry (with mouth open, eyebrows up and hand on face): Oh!!


Anonymous said...

What a great picture of Henry - looks like fun!! Glad things are going smoothly - hi to Grandma Linda!
Linda G

Anonymous said...

I like that "ride" in the picture! We are glad to see you up and riding around.
Hugs and Kisses,
The Vallottons