Friday, November 14, 2008

The first 48 hours after chemo...

suck. I think that's the only way to put it. They suck. Mike has waves of what I think is nausea. I say what I think because he is really too little to tell me what he is feeling. He just comes over with his hands on his face saying, "Mommy up" and I scoop him up into my arms and he just stays there. He curls himself up on my shoulder with his thumb in his mouth until it passes. They usually come about every hour. I feel so bad for him when they come... he just gets that puking look and looks so pathetic and uncomfortable.
The good part about it is that he's 2... so he lets the wave pass and then gets up and runs and plays again like nothing has happened. Not like adults who have that wave and then anticipate the next one.
The jaw pain is also here still. Apparently that won't go away until after chemo ends. I am just hoping and praying that it doesn't get worse. He is still eating though!
He is so tired too. While he used to be able to run around for hours he is now running for about 45 minutes and then he just sits and plays or watches a dvd. He curls up on the couch and lays down and just chills out. His naps have gone from 1 hour to 3 hours daily now. He is up during the night too but he tries to make up for the waking up by sleeping until 8.
It is also getting more noticeable that his hair is thinning. It's mostly on the sides right now but it follows his hair line. I hate finding his little hairs on my pillow, on his shirt, on my shirt... it's such a physical reminder of everything.
I hate what this chemo does...And through it all he plays and laughs and runs and he is just amazing!

Anyway, that's the update on Mike for now. Again, please keep those prayers coming...

Love,
Chrissie

5 comments:

Kay said...

{{{hugs}}} and prayers. I wish I could do more.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chrissie, its Rocco, remember me from fairfield? I was reading through your blog and want you to know I will keep you in my prayers as well as your son... Its amazing what life can throw your way.. and its amazing how strong you really are when you need to be.. it sounds like otherwise, you are doing well thank god..my email address is rlagm3@netscape.net if you ever want to chat il send you my cell.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I can't even imagine what it feels like to watch your child go through that. You all remain in my prayers. I hope he feels better soon.
xoxo

Shanna said...

Big hugs from Phia and I. We miss you Mike and can't wait to see you when you get home. We will be thinking about you. xoxo

Fella',Mommy,Girly,Chrissy,Christina,You Pick! said...

((((Mikey))))