I had to tell my son that another boy he had met from the cancer world just breathed his last breath. It sucks. It does NOT get easier. I cry with our cancer family, and he...he gets quiet. Something else to take to therapy with him. Life and death....it happens, we know this, but just … Continue reading Life…and Death
I wish I knew what it was about week 2 of each cycle for this half of treatment.... Another round in the ER last night. The good news: his temperature had come down by the time we made it to the ER which makes me think he slept through the worst of it during the … Continue reading Another Emergency Room Visit
I'd been hoping an Emergency Room visit would be a one and done thing after our stint in August. Unfortunately, that was not the case this past Friday night. He just was not his usual Friday post-Vincristine self today. He slept horribly Thursday night -- up and down, and up and down. He was way … Continue reading Another Emergency Room Visit….
14 weeks and 2 days.... We made it those 14 weeks and 2 days without an unexpected hospital trip. Unexpected trip to the ER tonight with a much higher fever than we'd even found at home. The bad news is that what we found to be a 101.6° temperature was 102.4° by the time we … Continue reading An Unexpected Hospital Visit
I never wanted to be in your place. I hate that I'm sitting here, alongside you, going through something we wouldn't wish on our worst enemies. I hate that I'm with you, feeling the concern and anxiety over my child's scans and doing the same over your child's, as well. I feel for you when your … Continue reading Dear Cancer Mom
Did that number make you stop and look a second time? What if I told you that number is JUST what has been billed for an urgent care visit, ER visit, admission and surgery, a second surgery for port placement, medical exams from May 1 thru July 13, and labs and chemotherapy for only SEVEN … Continue reading What does Cancer Cost?