Sunday, October 19, 2008

Roller Coaster

Over the last week and a half, Henry's not really been feeling great. He's been trembling and shaking. While a month ago we felt as if his appetite was gaining ground, recently he's back to eating bits of potato chips. He's been vomiting occasionally as well. These kinds of things make parents of a child, so early yet in remission think real hard about whether the causes are benign.

Perhaps a year from now, we'll recognize these things as symptoms of a stomach bug of some sort. Maybe not. Maybe it will still make our heads spin thinking what it might be like for us to hear the ugly words that we are hoping to never have to.

The net effect of Henry's recent 'symptoms' was to ultimately request that his MRI scheduled in November to be moved up. Our oncologist was ever so understanding of the anxiety that rides alongside these symptoms and, as usual, was very accommodating. We're taking Henry down to Hopkins for an MRI tomorrow.

After his last vomiting spell, and after the MRI had been scheduled, Henry's mood perked up, he began eating a bit more, slept a solid 12 hours and best of all, has been playing again - and laughing.

So the roller coaster goes. Up and down and up and down. It'd be nice, though, to be able to get off the ride now and then.


Steph said...

I'll be thinking about Henry. Hope you can get results soon to put your mind at ease.

Anonymous said...

We will be thinking about yall tomorrow and praying for good news!
Susan P. Vallotton

Ami Czorapinski said...

Jeff once made the comment "stop the ride of life because I would like to get off for a while." It's what we cancer parents live by! Henry is always in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear he seems to be feeling better and hope his MRI comes back perfect!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Cousin Susan H

Anonymous said...

We wish you all the best tomorrow and know that we will be thinking about Henry all day and sending lots of positive thoughts his way.

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

Anonymous said...

I'll be thinking about you today. Good luck!

Nancy S.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you all to know that we are praying for you all this afternoon as Henry has his MRI.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts reach out to you...Love, Cousins Paige and Chris