Monday, December 29, 2008

Another week done...

Michael and I had a good trip to Syracuse today. The weather was clear and chemo went without a hitch. Michael's platelet counts are still very low (34,000) but at least they haven't dropped any lower. Michael is bruising very easily. He bumped his leg on the corner of the coffee table last week and we actually watched the bruise form - it was that quick. Dr. Kennedy commented that the steroid, Predisone, that Michael receives with his chemo will help his body make new platelets and it makes me wonder how low his counts would be if he wasn't receiving the steroid.

Michael is pretty tired these days. We got home around 6:30 pm tonight and he was already asleep and we put him right to bed. He also fell asleep on the couch on Christmas afternoon around 4:30 pm and slept until 9 am the next morning. Hopefully all this sleep will do him some good.

Michael had a great Christmas (he wasn't sick at all) and I will tell you all about it in the next couple of days. We had gotten a couple of feet of snow the weekend before Christmas and heavy rain on Christmas Eve and on Christmas morning we woke up to a flooded basement. It seems that the drainage ditch in front of our house couldn't keep up with runoff and backed up into the special drainage system we had installed under our house when it was built.

The town is going to come and fix the ditch and we are going to move the outlet to our drainage system to a different spot so we don't have that problem again. We had a lot of junk down there that we wanted to get rid of so that we can put in a family room and I can tell you nothing motivates you to get rid of stuff like 2,000 square feet of wet, smelly junk. So, now we have a dumpster in our driveway and an almost empty basement. That is how we've spent the last few days so I will catch up with you and share our Christmas in the next day or so.

Please keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers, JoAnne.

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