Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Doing Well (And A Movie!)

Chemo has started last night, around 10:30. Two drugs have been moved to 5 PM today and over the next few days, but one of them is straight for 72 hours, which means he'll be in the hospital until Friday.
(So not a short stay:) But it's OK, we don't have a better alternative, plus you couldn't ask for a better place to do that then Children's.

Jack is doing well today, he ate at least twice, and hasn't complained (much) about nausea. So, hoping for no mouth sores, or fevers. (Many chemo drugs cause mouth sores, which make it even harder to eat. So, you can imagine having no appetite, feeling nauseated, and having mouth sores, and then having a Bosnian dad nudging you to eat...)

Here is Jack passing the time with Legos:

This Saturday, the boys and I were home alone and we made this little "movie". (It's really a film, so that's why the movie is in quotation marks.) Many of you have seen it on my Facebook, but here it is for Jack's blog followers.
Gory movies are always the most fun to make, and this is just such a movie. So, make sure you watch it before you let your kids see it. It's all special effects of course, and we had a great time making it.

Sorry if you don't see the movie, the blogger service uses Flash, i don't have any control over that :( 

Today I'm grateful for:
- He ate and wasn't nauseous! An extra day of food in his system is hard to beat!
- FaceTime, for letting us video chat back and forth. (For free!)


  1. I'm so delighted to hear Jack is doing well. He is a real trooper. I miss seeing you all at the Y and include you in our prayers often. Shawn Roberts

    1. Thank you Shawn. We miss the Y too, and it's starting to show... We'll be back though and more motivated than ever.