Thursday, August 14, 2014

Week 4 of Immunotherapy Treatment

Jack started his antibody treatment today. It's just half of his usual dose, so it will be a little easier on him. He's still on morphine and all hooked up to monitors, but I can tell the pain isn't as bad. He spiked a fever of 103 tonight, so they drew cultures from his line and he's getting an antibiotic, Rocephin every 24 hours for the next few days.

Jack's weight is down 15% from June, so NG tube was placed today for a while to help him gain some weight. We're going home with it, so I'll get trained on Monday on how to do the feedings at home. He says it doesn't bother him now, he's used to it, so hopefully it stays that way.

Today we had the Storm Chasers Baseball team come in with some cool stuff for Jack. Also, Thursday is pet therapy day, so a visit from the dogs is always fun.

Kinda of a quiet day, (except when the put in the NG tube, Yikes!) but quiet is good. He even took a walk around the nurses station with his walker, making all the nurses hoot and holler how strong he's getting.

Today I'm thankful for:
-Jack's not feeling so rough today with only getting half the dose of medicine. Hopefully in the next few weeks with NG tube and PT, he will gain some of that strength back so we can get back on track with treatment.
- Chase seems to be really liking High School so far. Granted it's only the first week, but going to a new school and making new friends seems to be going good.

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