October 27th 2010 10:37 pm
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I went to see my girlfriends and Dr. Kiselow today because Dr. Shaw wasn't available. We like both doctors. Actually, we like everybody there!
My physical exam was good and my report card said the usual things like my mucous membranes were pink, no murmurs, lungs clear, no masses or discomfort on abdominal palpation, and that I've got rhythm (normal sinus rhythm)!! My in-house CBC was as could as can be for me.
Although my lymph nodes are enlarged again, Dr. Kiselow said they're similar in size compared to when we first began the MOPP protocol, and this indicates stable overall status and warrants additional treatments with the MOPP chemotherapy, so that's what I got today. I'm continuing with the 2-week on and off schedule and will take prednisone for 14 days and procarbazine (the special order capsules) for the next 7 days.
The next week or so is going to be very important as we hope this treatment will have some positive effects. It's the last of the "better" protocols, so continued prayers are always good! Thanks!
Okay, so now I can talk about other stuff. Last Sunday, Mom and I went on a extended walk further away from the house and I got very excited. I always walk on a retractable leash and I was at the end of it with Mom having to jog to keep up with me! This made her as happy as it made me. Because it's been raining, I got to walk in mud and through some tall weeds!
During our walk, Mom took her cell phone out to take some pictures but we haven't looked at them yet. When we got home, she realized she had dropped her drivers license somewhere! She didn't want to overexert me so she had to go back and fortunately found it on the ground where she took her phone out. Lucky! But she wasn't so lucky walking back home as she slipped on some mud but didn't fall all the way down and now has a sore leg. What a klutz!
I never know what tomorrow will bring, so I'm just going to enjoy each day. Now that Dad isn't working he's probably going to have these "honey do lists" so we're gonna be busy, plus all these kiddies will be ringing the doorbell on Sunday dressed all funny while we give them stuff before they leave!
Quince, sending you continued good thoughts and prayers for your excellent health reports. Give your mom some extra kisses from us here in Texas! We LOVE you all! (P.S. We LOVE that mom's not working and can be with us 24/7 so we KNOW you're gonna be a happy boy while you're daddy's home!)
Doo, Austin & Mom
Tall weedses an' MUD???? S-C-O-R-E, Quincy!!!!! We r gwad dat yu r duin' ok, bud r sowwy dat yur Mom hurt hur weg :(
Yu wite - jus' take it one day at a time, 'kay, dude?? Hab fun on Sunday nite wif da kidses!! I r all 'cited 'bout it awweady!! We r finkin' 'bout yu wif WOTZA wuff an' pwayers, sweet boy ♥ ☀ ❀
Sounds like an awesome walk . . .except for Mom falling.
Have fun helping Dad out with his Honey List. I'm sure you'll boss him around and make sure he completes everything. Get your costume ready for Sunday.
Your pal, Riley
Happy to hear you are doing good. You are going to have to help your daddy with the Honey Do List. That can be fun.Take care of your mommy!
Quincy, I'm so glad that you are enjoying life to the fullest! Have fun this weekend with all the kids!
((((HUGS)))) to your Momma-- hope her leg feels better soon! My Momma can be klutzy, too...
Continued prayers that your treatments work...
Tall weeds and mud sounds like some fun! Hope the treatments work!