Sunday, April 13, 2008

News Flash!

We interrupt this regularly scheduled month of chemotherapy and recovery to tell you that we now expect to be discharged from the hospital TOMORROW!!!

Henry is doing so well that the doctors feel that it will be safe to get him out of the hospital. We will of course be staying at St. Casimir's until they feel that it is safe for him to be 90 minutes away. We are absolutely thrilled, and quite surprised. They hinted last week that it might be earlier than we expected, but we never dreamed it would be this soon.

Henry is eating, albeit it unpredictably. We'll go home on IV nutrition again, but we're pros at that one. He'll need one additional IV medication to help boost his immune system, likely just for a couple days. We'll have frequent clinic visits, at least 3 days a week, again. We also expect to be busy with new doctor's appointments, too, to assess what needs Henry will have now that chemo is done. We expect his next MRI to be around mid-May.

We will truly miss the wonderful nurses and staff that we have gotten to know here. Many of them are very special people and have made a difficult experience much easier. But frankly, the list of things that we won't miss is a much longer one!

Go Henry!!


Anonymous said...

That is soooooo wonderful to hear that you all get to go home. (The home away from home, still away from the hospital) That is so great. Henry you keep feeling better an better everyday so you can go home and ride cruckie, he's probably missing you.

Love Shelly

Anonymous said...

This is the blog I've been waiting for!! I'm so happy for all of you!! Henry you are my hero =)


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Evil Lunch Lady said...

Go Henry! Keep it up kid!!

Anonymous said...

That's great news! I can't believe how well Henry has done with this round - what a fighter. Keep the updates coming!

Sandee Blabolil

Anonymous said...

Happy Schecking!

Nancy in NC.