First I want to say thank you to everyone who has said they will send John cards. I haven't told him about it, so he will be surprised! I can't wait to see the look on his face! Actually, he has received two so far, and they were from the UK, the first overseas cards he has ever received in his life! Thanks ya'll! He was so excited.
And guess what else? He made it into the Chemo Angel program! He received a letter on Friday from a family. Then he received another letter from a woman on Saturday, lol. So he has two Angels, lol. What amazes me is how the Chemo Angel organization matched him up so well. I was worried that I specified too much on the form, and that they weren't going to be able to find him anybody. But they did. I won't go into too much detail, for privacy reasons, but the first Angel had the same religion, liked cats, liked the same crafts as me, and had the same interests as John. The second Angel was a Christian also, was a cancer survior, and has had a bone marrow transplant! She has three cats! She also likes the Green Bay Packers like John! So you see, they really match the cancer patients up with like-minded Angels. Oh, the reason I know all this information is that his Angels have already written to John! One sent a letter dated the 20th and the other a letter dated the 21st! So he must have been accepted into the program on day one or something. I worried for nothing. I was never contacted by the Chemo Angel Organization, however, that he was accepted. They just contacted the Angels and the Angels wrote to John. Just as well, he got a surprise letter from each of them! Surprises are nice.
So now for an update on John. A lot of you have been emailing me asking how he has been doing. Well, he has been sleeping extremely long hours. Saturday through Wednesday of last week he couldn't wake up. On Saturday he slept 24 hours straight, except for when I awoke him to take his meds. Sunday through Weds. he slept about 20 hours a day. When he realized what was happening to him, he was able to make himself stay up some, and was able to get away with only sleeping 14 hours a day. So that takes us to today.
Right now he has the start of bronchitis. I guess he is starting to catch things again. I am going to call the Transplant Specialist, Dr. Claxton, on Monday and ask him if John should get a flu shot this year. I am also going to ask him if John should be drinking something like Ensure on days when he can't wake up for 20 or so hours, except for five minutes to take his meds, and is too tired to eat. I was thinking that at least he would get some vitamins and nourishment that way.
Okay, so this report sounds glum. Everything is not glum. There ARE times lately when he is up, and we are having quality time together. We listen to music together, watch TV, eat, and spend a lot of time talking. The other day we celebrated Michael's birthday. He is eight. We gave him half a can of tuna and played with him with his favorite toy. We didn't buy him a new toy, because he is not interested in any new toys, because they bore him. He is too smart for them!
Well, that's about it, hope ya'll are doing well, Krissy :)