Today is a Good Day
It’s amazing how quickly Robbie fell apart last weekend and its equally amazing to see how things can improve.
Yesterday, he was tired but clearly on the mend. Today, he’s the best we’ve seen him in weeks. In the last 24 hours he has been fever-free and they took him off the oxygen mask. In fact, they transferred him from the ICU back to the regular pediatric ward so we spent part of the afternoon moving him and decorating what should be his final room until discharge. The doctors are pleased with his progress as we begin day six of his induction treatment. Robbie’s numbers are where they should be and he’s finally demonstrating an appetite. Yesterday it was a few mandarin oranges, a bite of lasagna and half a slice of pizza. Today it was mixed fruit and pork lo main.
We’re taking each victory where we can and today is a good one. The oncologists explained that after the ten days, he will begin to rebuild his counts and with it will come fevers and side effects so he’ll need monitoring and antibiotics, hence the usual period lasting a full month.