Friday, December 19, 2008

Sleeping Beauty -- Already Has His Princess Charming

The medicines that Dr Johnson prescribed have worked WONDERS for Tyler! We got home about 3:30 or so that day and Tyler went straight up to take a nap. He slept from 3:30-8:30pm, got up for about an hour, then slept from 9:30-3:30, took a little bit more medicine, and slept from 3:30-6:30 (when we had to get up for the doctors appointment on Thursday). Even after the 1st nap, Tyler said that he felt much improved.

We had a Thursday morning appointment at SCCA for a Bone Marrow Aspiration, so we braved the snow and ice to get down there. Actually, our commute went pretty smoothly, thanks to the Subaru! It snowed the entire time we were down at SCCA, but we got home without any problems about 11am. Tyler had some lunch and then went up to take another nap.

This morning, when he woke up, he marveled that he had actually slept for 16 of the last 17 hours. I'd say he is well on his way to catching up on sleep, although he is down for a nap again this afternoon. I'm hoping that I'll get a chance to see him for dinner tonight.

I've been keeping busy working from home and baking cookies for my work's Christmas Cookie exchange. Sadly, it's been rescheduled again from Thursday to Friday to Monday because of the snow. I'm thinking that gives me the perfect opportunity to bake some more, right?

His nurse, Jackie, called this afternoon to talk about Tyler's medications and she was able to give me the results of his lumbar puncture from Wednesday. It turns out that Tyler's spinal fluid is still clear of leukemia! Great news for the January transplant date. We hope to keep on this track as we coast towards his scheduled appointments in January.

1 comment:

  1. Oh goooooood! Finally :) A good sleep does absolute wonders.....
    I hope you both have a really great weekend - restful and healing and relaxing.
    Thats wonderful news about the spinal fluid being clear - I am really thrilled to hear that!
    It looks really cold up there - stay warm
    love and light